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Louisa Leaper 1862-1946


Posted By: Sharon Elijah (email)
Date: 7/31/2021 at 08:23:09

November 14, 1946 - The Anamosa Journal

Funeral service for Mrs. Louisa Leaper, 84, who died Friday at her home at 302 South Hickory street in Anamosa, was held Monday afternoon at the Loder funeral home. Elder C. A. Biels, Clinton, officiated. Grandsons of Mrs. Leaper, Rev. Lynn Miller, Dawson, Iowa, and Rev. O. L. Miller, Detroit, Mich., accompanied by Mrs. Harold Miner, sang two numbers.

Pallbearers were Carrell Blood, Maurice Raymond, Dillon Hall, Claire Hall, James Lloyd and Clyde Lowe. Interment was made in Riverside cemetery.

Mrs. Louisa Bemrose Leaper was born in Beloit, Wis., Sept. 26, 1862. She came to Anamosa with her parents Sept. 29, 1864. She was educated in the Anamosa public school and in Dr. Coborn's private school. She was married to Frank Leaper April 19, 1881. Eight children were born to the union, three of whom died in infancy.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Pard Miller, Anamosa, and Mrs. Charles Dunlap, Nashville, Tenn.; two sons, Robert I. Leaper, Cedar Rapids, and Harry P. Leaper, Long Beach, Calif. Another son, George, died last June. Also surviving are nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren and three sisters, Mrs. Lottie Colson Haines, Oelwein, Mrs. Anna Deitrick, Denver, Colo., and Mrs. Fannie Jones, Kremmling, Colo.

Mrs. Leaper was converted at Forest Chapel and when she came to Anamosa in 1908 she started a "True Blue" mission at her home which finally closed with 50 members. She united with the reorganized church of Later Saints in December, 1912.

She was a member of the Women's Relief corps, and a chaplain of that organization for more than 20 years until health would not permit continuance of her duties.


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