HARPER, Jr., Rene "Butch"

Age 73 of New Lebanon, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Freeburn, KY, to the late Rene Sr. and Margaret (Mounts) Harper, he was a

member of West Carrollton First Baptist Church and was the recipient of a kidney in 2004. Butch retired from General

Motors, had a great sense of humor and loved to tell jokes. Butch is survived by his wife Kathy (Bowman) Harper, his

children Robin (Marty) Cole, Amy (Dave) Noggle, Ben

(Susanna) Harper, Sara (Andy) Mihaly, his grandchildren

Lauren and Madison Cole, Emily (Ryan) Reinhart, Levi Noggle, Meredith and Kendall Harper, Sam Mihaly, and his aunt

Henrietta Harlow. The family would like to thank Butch's

pastor Scott Wells and the care Butch received from the staff at Hospice of Dayton. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the National Kidney Foundation or

Hospice of Dayton. A memorial service at the church will be announced at a later date. Serving the family is Arpp, Root & Carter Funeral Home, 29 N Main St. Germantown. Online

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Arpp & Root Funeral Home