Margaret Evelyn Harper

April 14, 1938 - January 5, 2022 Kennett Square, PA | Age 83

Mrs. Margaret Evelyn “Evie” Harper age 83 of Kennett Square, passed away on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at her residence. She is survived by her husband George E. Harper. Born on April 14, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Pauline Graybeal.

Evelyn was a graduate of Kennett High School and West Chester University with a degree in Education. She taught 3rd grade at the Mary D. Lang Elementary School in Kennett Square.

In her free time, she loved gardening, knitting and was a wonderful seamstress. In recent years she enjoyed learning about the stock market and trading stocks. Most of all, she loved her family and friends. She loved her home in Sea Isle City, NJ and traveling around the world with her husband George.

In addition to her husband George, Evelyn is also survived by her children Michael Harper (Jacqueline), Karen Chadwick (Thomas), Paula Dvorak (Douglas), and Marianne Rainey (Daniel Hazewski), 14 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. She is also survived by her brother-in-law Ed White and several nieces and nephews. Evelyn is preceded in death by her sister Patricia White.

Friends will be received for a viewing on Thursday, January 13, 2022 from 10 – 11 AM at the Kuzo Funeral Home, 250 W. State St., Kennett Square, PA where services will begin at 11 AM.


Funeral Service

January 13, 2022 11 AM Kuzo Funeral Home
250 W. State St.
Kennett Square, PA 19348


  1. Mrs. Steinmetz was by far my favorite elementary school teacher! She was so kind and everyone wanted to be in her class. I made my lifelong friends in her classroom and I will forever be grateful for her positive influence in my early childhood! I am so sorry for your loss!

    Tricia “Teel” Coyle | January 14, 2022 at 7:13 PM
  2. Please accept my condolences at the passing of Evelyn. Evelyn was a good friend and colleague at Mary D. Lang. Evelyn will be missed.
    She was a good person and made a difference in people’s lives. Love and Blessings. Mary Ann Mc Neff🌺

    Mary Ann Mc Neff | January 13, 2022 at 5:21 AM
  3. Evelyn was a mentor, friend, and very supportive colleague when I joined the staff at Mary D. Lang. Such a fine model of a teacher, mother, and an all in all wonderful person. I hope your are at peace, Ev…we will all miss you so much. Sue

    Susan Yocum | January 12, 2022 at 9:35 PM
  4. I am so sorry about the death of Evelyn. I taught with her at Mary D. Lang for many years. She was always a quiet, supportive friend who would greet you with a smile. I enjoyed being around her and admired her knitting and sewing skills. I think of her often. She will be missed.
    May she Rest In Peace.
    Sharon McMahon Journey

    Sharon Journey | January 12, 2022 at 11:54 AM
  5. Evelyn conveyed the best that is in all of us. She was an undemanding friend, patient with a reassuring, non-judgmental laugh. It is heart-warming to see that she was professionally and maturely highly regarded as well as greatly valued as our high school friend.

    Janet Farquhar Smith | January 12, 2022 at 10:52 AM
  6. O Paula and family, my sincere condolences to you in the passing of your Mother. She taught many ways to enrich my sewing and was a beautiful friend. God grant you peace. Joyce Parrett

    Joyce Parrett | January 11, 2022 at 9:29 PM
  7. I lost a good friend and colleague. I have so many good memories of working together, fun at Sea Isle City and our Trivia group. Hope you are at peace. Elaine.

    Elaine Fiore | January 11, 2022 at 4:17 PM
  8. My thoughts and prayers go out to Paula and George in their loss. I thought the world of Evelyn and enjoyed working with her at Mary D Lang.

    Karen Guglielmo | January 11, 2022 at 1:39 PM
  9. It is always a sad day when we lose a friend, classmate, or colleague. I regret not being able to thank her for encouraging
    me to apply to KHS for a teaching position. Her reputation as an excellent teacher was well known among our classmates.

    Ralph B Paisley | January 11, 2022 at 1:05 PM
  10. Dear Paula & Family,

    I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved Mother, Evie. As difficult as this time is, I hope you find comfort in the cherished memories you have of her. You can carry them in your hearts forever. My thoughts and prayers are with you. With love, Joanne Hampton

    Joanne Hampton | January 11, 2022 at 12:12 PM
  11. I am shocked to have this sad news. Evelyn was a wonderful person and a great Teacher. In our years at Mary D. Lang, she was a Friend, always supportive of me and MDL, and a quiet advisor through the years we were together as part of the “Lang Gang”. I am sure that the
    many former Students & Parents will always remember her. RIP. Ev.
    Andy Augustine

    Andy Augustine | January 10, 2022 at 5:56 PM
  12. Thank you Ev for mentoring me my first year teaching at Mary D Lang. Your guidance and support helped me become the teacher I am today 30 years later.

    Herman Engel | January 10, 2022 at 5:07 PM

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