Keith J. Harper

Keith J. Harper, 35, of Roseville, passed away Wednesday, August 24, 2022, at Ohio State James Cancer Center after enduring a 7-year battle with Sarcoma. After his diagnosis, it left him with many questions, personal health issues and eventually disabled. And yet, despite his struggles, he remained a dominant force in the journey to not only find a working treatment, but hopeful cure for others with the disease. Keith’s ongoing will to fight Sarcoma, experiment with clinical trials and travel across the country to meet with various doctors is something that would be difficult to go unnoticed in our communities, as friends and family always pledged to help do whatever they could along the way. His positive outlook, infectious smile, big heart and unconditional love for his family and friends is something that will be remembered for years to come. Keith was born on May 2, 1987, in Zanesville to Scott Harper and Beth Schooley Harper Mohler. He enjoyed the outdoors, coon and rabbit hunting, deer hunting, watching Ohio State Football and the Cleveland Indians. Above everything, Keith loved his family. He dedicated his time to coaching his children in sports, dirt bike racing and attending their games. Keith had an undying and never-ending love for his wife, Jami. Even through the toughest of times, their love, devotion, and admiration for each other grew stronger. He is survived by his wife of 12 years and best friend of 14, Jami Dunn Harper; children, Jadyn, Jinson, Koen and Bentley Harper; parents, Beth (Rusty) Mohler and Scott (Mona) Harper; sisters, Kim (Jadie) Harper-Wheeler, Katie (Ryan Inman) Harper, Alisha (Shane) Milner; brothers, Eric Wolfe, Brandon Wolfe, Alan Wolfe; paternal grandparents, Larry (Sandy) Harper; mother and father-in-law, Lori (Peppy) Dunn; brother-in-law, Jake Dunn; and very special red headed friend, Seth (Taylor) Mumford; special aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. He was welcomed into Heaven by his maternal grandparents, Jim (Helen) Schooley; beloved high school best friend, Jimmy D, whom he was most excited to see and his faithful fur companion, Sammi Girl. Calling hours will be held from 3pm – 7pm Monday, August 29, 2022, at Ross-Frash Funeral Home, 207 Burley Street, Crooksville, where funeral services will begin promptly at 7pm with Pastor (Grandpa) Larry Harper officiating. You may sign the online register book, send a note of support or share a memory at