Sara Marie ‘Sally’ Harper, 72, a lifelong resident of Center Township, passed away Tuesday, November 11, 2014, to be reunited with her late husband, Joseph M. Harper.Born April 17, 1942, she was the only child of the late Steven and Laura (Graham) Smith. Sally was united in marriage to Joseph, who preceded her in death in August, 1996. A member of the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, Monaca, she was employed at the church’s day care center, Katie’s Place and was a past president of Center #2 VFD Ladies Auxiliary. Sara enjoyed cooking and canning in her leisure time.She will be sadly missed by her adoring son, Stephen C. Harper, of Center Township; a beloved sister-in-law, Lucy Heuring and her husband, Bill; a cherished niece, Beth Rose and her husband, Paul; two treasured nephews, Charles Heuring and his fiancé, Jeanie, and Dennis Heuring and several loving cousins on the Graham and Harper side of the family, along with dear friends.Friends will be received Monday, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the Simpson Funeral & Cremation Services, 1119 Washington Ave., Monaca, where funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. Her pastor, Rev. Robert Strobel, will officiate.Interment will follow in Union Cemetery, Monaca.The family has suggested memorial contributions may be made in Sally’s memory, if desired, to Redeemer Lutheran Church, 819 Washington Avenue, Monaca, PA 15061.To share online condolences, get directions and other information, please visit simpsonfuneralhome.com.