Stephen Todd Harper

September 17, 2021

Stephen Todd Harper passed away on his farm in Everton, Missouri, on Thursday, September 16, 2021, at the age of 41. He was born on December 13, 1979.

Todd graduated from Willard High School, and attended Missouri State University obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Cardiographic Science. He was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant U.S. Army – Combat Engineer in 2006. While attending the Captain Career Program at Fort Leonard Wood, he obtained a Masters Degree in Geological Engineering. Todd served three tours of duty in Iraq. He obtained rank of Captain before his medical retirement in 2016. Todd was awarded the Iraq Campaign Medal with four Campaign Stars, Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Valorous Unit Award, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, and the Combat Action Badge.

He married Whitney on February 9, 2019, and they settled on his farm. Todd enjoyed traveling, his dogs, and later his Herford Cattle.
He is survived by his wife Whitney Davis; his parents, Stephen C. and Mary Lynne Harper; two sisters, Sarah Sims and husband, Brian and Karen Harper; one nephew, Thomas Sims; one niece, Stephanie Sims; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Preceding him in death were his grandparents, Richard and Christine Harper, and Benton King and Mary Margaret Wilson; and his beloved English bulldog, Guy.

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Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, in Greenfield Cemetery. Family and friends were welcome to pay their respects at their convenience on Monday from noon to 5 p.m. in the funeral chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Greenfield Cemetery.
Online condolences may be shared at Services were under the care of Greenfield Funeral Chapel.