On July 19, 2016, Milt Harper passed away at the age of 72. The full obituary can be found here. Excerpts from his obituary follow:
Milt grew up in Hannibal, and graduated from the University of Missouri Law School in 1970. He was a former prosecuting attorney and Associate Circuit Judge in Boone County, and was the founder of the law firm Harper, Evans, Wade & Netemeyer.
Milt was respected as a vigorous trial lawyer who was attentive to his clients. Milt was a member of numerous professional associations including the Boone County Bar Association, The Missouri Bar, Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, University of Missouri Jefferson Club, Missouri Association of Prosecutors and the Columbia Chamber of Commerce. Milt served proudly in the U.S. Army and later in the Army Reserve.
In 1978, Milt married Deanna Ward, who survives him, along with two children, Joseph Harper and Sara Harper, and one grandson, Benjamin Milton Harper. A Celebration of Life for Milt Harper will be held at The Orchard, 2200 Palmyra Rd., Hannibal, MO 63401, on Sunday, September 18, from 2 to 5 p.m.