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Mabel Ellen Harper, 91, a longtime resident of Royse City passed away Jan. 27, 2015.  
She was born June 19, 1923, in Wichita Falls to Claborn and Mabel Elizabeth (Bowen) Royse. Mabel was a member of First Baptist Church of Royse City and the Royse City Chapter of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed sewing and yard work, and loved participating in the social activities at the Senior Center.
Mabel is survived by her daughters, Linda Joyce Leal and husband Gil of Lewisville, Carolyn Ann Harber of Royse City and Judy Lee Lewis and husband Earl of Roanoke, Texas; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.  
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Harper; a brother, J.C. Royse and her parents.
Her funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, at Rest Haven Funeral Home – Rockwall Chapel with Rev. George McCain officiating. Interment followed in Royse City Cemetery.  
Online condolences may be made at www.resthavenfuneral.com and www.roysecityheraldbanner.com.
Published on  February 3, 2015
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