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Harper Claar

November 25, 2008 — June 29, 2022


Harper Emerson Claar, beloved daughter, sister, granddaughter, and friend to all of God’s creations, passed away in the wee hours of the morning June 29, 2022. She was engulfed in an ocean of love from a room overflowing with all those near and dear to her. She was thirteen years old, born November 25, 2008.

Harper was strong, brilliant, funny, and wiser than her years. She was the most remarkably, single-minded strong-willed fighter we will ever know. She loved her sea turtles in particular but had a huge heart and love for all living things. Harper had an unflagging compassion for everyone around her, always concerned for their comfort and well-being, even in the face of her own suffering. In her short time here with us she has brought immeasurable love, joy, and laughter. She taught us all what the important things in life truly are – love, kindness, empathy, family, relationships, and memories to sustain us in dark times. She taught us to fill our treasure box hearts full of all those intangibles from the short time we were graced with her spirit in our lives, and to make sure we live that way in the future.

She is survived by her mother Genesa Stark, her father Aaron Claar, stepfather Christopher Stark and stepmother Lacey Claar, her siblings Aryn Cochran, Bailee Cochran, Isabella Kester, Lila Claar, Jaelyn Hurst, Jordan Hurst, Aylen Stark and Brittany Gilbert, her maternal grandmother and grandfather Cheryl Pacheco Kappes and Joseph Kappes, her paternal grandparents Vickie and Roger Claar, as well as a host of aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Harper has enriched our lives beyond description.

We will miss her indomitable spirit and that glorious, joyful smile here in our earthly existence. We rejoice in the knowledge that someday we will be reunited with our little girl and she can smile at us forever.

Donations in lieu of flowers may be made toward a

MEMORY BENCH beautifully designed by the family to be placed in the cemetery.

If you would like to contribute toward this memorial,

please send a check or contact Johnson County Memorial Gardens

11200 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS 662110 or 913-451-1860 for a credit charge.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Harper Claar, please visit our flower store.

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Thursday, July 7, 2022

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