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Virginia A. Sleeper


Posted By: diane (email)
Date: 2/25/2018 at 16:15:08

Virginia A. Sleeper, 79, of Independence, IA died Thursday, February 15, 2018 in Independence, IA.

She was born July 28, 1938 in Independence, IA daughter of John T. “Ted”, and Lois A. (Anderson) Smith. She attended Country School in Otterville, IA, and was a 1956 graduate of Jesup High School, Jesup, IA. She married George Sleeper on October of 1961 at the First United Methodist Church in Independence, IA. Virginia worked in the Buchanan County Assessor’s Office for 47 years, and was the President of the Iowa State Assessor’s Association for a year. She was an active member of the VFW Auxiliary, United Methodist Church Women, Rotary Club, and the Eagle’s Club in Guttenberg, IA.

Virginia enjoyed traveling, being active and was in a Bowling league for 44 years in Independence. She also liked to grow flowers and work in her yard. But most of all she loved to spend time with her family and friends.

She is survived by a daughter Debbie (Gene) Ehlers, Independence, IA, her grandchildren Kari (Nick) Fredrich, Downers Grove, IL, and Kurt (Jennifer) Ehlers, Independence, IA. Three great grandchildren, two sisters, Karen (Jim) Connell, Independence, IA, Diane (John) Kurtz, Independence, IA, two brothers, Jerald (Dixie) Smith, Waterloo, IA, and Clifford (Pam) Smith, Burlingame, KS, and many nieces and nephews.

Virginia is preceded in death by her parents, husband, George Sleeper, and a sister, Mary Deke.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11 AM on Monday, February 19, 2018 at the First United Methodist Church in Independence, IA, with Rev. Scott Meador Officiating. Burial will be held at Mt. Hope Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 PM until 7 PM on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at the Reiff Funeral Home & Crematory and from 9 AM to services Monday at the church.


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