Michaela (Connolly) Harper

Michaela (Connolly) Harper

February 1, 1960 – November 13, 2019

Survived by husband, Dr. James Harper; sons, Joseph Adams and Patrick Adams (Caitie); mother-in-law, Beverly Harper; siblings: Dan Connolly (Jennifer), Kathleen VanSistine (C.J.), Dennis Connolly (Sue), Mary Kiteley (Tim), Patrick Connolly (Mary), Toody Moffatt (Kody), Harold Obrist (Michaela); sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Tom and Colleen Harper, Nancy Williams; dozens of nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.  Preceded in death by parents, Kathleen and Edward Connolly; sister, Ursula Obrist; father-in-law, Joseph Harper; nephew, Tommy Kiteley; and grandnephew, Jude Grace.

Family will receive friends Sunday, November 17th from 3pm to 6pm at the West Center Chapel followed by a ROSARY at 6pm.  FUNERAL SERVICE: Monday, November 18th, 10am, Saint Michael Lutheran Church (13232 Blondo St.).  Family INTERMENT: Pleasant Hill.  No flowers please, memorials to the Credit Advisors Foundation – Michaela Harper Scholarship.




  • Scott and Colleen Rasmussen Posted November 14, 2019 7:05 pm

    She was Grace, a gift from God we do not deserve but never the less receive and our lives were blessed by her .

    • Jim Harper Posted June 3, 2020 11:29 am

      Truer words were never spoken

  • Bob Reynolds Posted November 15, 2019 4:17 am

    So very long ago we, Mikki, myself and others were lucky to grow up together and learn from each other. My prayers and thoughts are with her family, friends and our classmates that the joy of knowing her providescomfort while we remember.

  • Denise Bradshaw Posted November 15, 2019 5:32 am

    Mikki— thank you for many years of great friendship, i will miss you. To Mikki’s family, I share in your sorrow. We were all blessed to know her.

  • Amanda Hunter Posted November 15, 2019 4:04 pm

    A friendly and smart lady who helped me a lot in my first “real” job at Credit Advisors. So sorry that she was taken too soon.

  • Davis and Shirley Darrington Posted November 15, 2019 4:48 pm

    Dear Jim and family
    We share our sympathy and prayers with all of you. We know we have our hope in the resurrection of Jesus Christ. We kn ow she is at peace and that she was a good and faithful servant.
    May God watch over you and hold you in His arms.
    Pastor Davis and Shirley Darrington.

  • Davis and Shirley Darrington Posted November 15, 2019 4:55 pm

    Dear Jim and loved ones
    We send prayers to all of you. She is at peace now and we have our hope in the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
    She was a good and faithful servant . May God hold you in his arms.

    Pastor Davis and Shirley Darrington

  • Karen Posted November 16, 2019 1:43 pm

    I am thankful for the opportunity to have known and worked with Michaela for a number of years. She served as an advocate teaching others how to make the best financial choices and what to do if you happened to chose wrong. She taught classes with grace and humility encouraging her students to make positive life changes to live debt free. She was good at teaching how to turn lemons into lemonade. Michaela will be remembered for her many contributions to the community. May the Lord bless your family and give you peace during this time of sorrow.

  • Nancy J Wackerhagen Posted November 16, 2019 5:04 pm

    On behalf of all the Bertagni Children (Sue, Monsignor Ted, Nancy, Steve, Tina & Jody), we send our deepest condolences and prayers to Mikki’s family and the Connolly Family. From one Holy Cross family at one end of Shirley St (4501) to the other end (4571)- and then, neighbors at Lake Waconda,we send big hugs!

  • Maureen (Connolly) Ware Posted November 17, 2019 2:20 pm

    With Monica Connolly and on behalf of all Uncle Daniel J. Connolly, Jr. children-Michaela’s Florida cousins: Susan, Cynthia, Sally, Mike, Tim, Maureen, Debra, and Pam, we send our sincerest love and prayers to the Harper and Connolly families. 🙏💕

  • Anissa Schultz Posted November 20, 2019 6:52 pm

    I had the pleasure of working with Mic for 13 years and the knowledge and professionalism she possessed was absolutely amazing. She was a kind woman with a great sense of humor that would do anything and everything to help any lost soul. It is a shame that she is no longer with us and she will be missed greatly.

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