Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, December 06, 2012
OBITUARY ~ FRANCIS WALLACE "BUCK" LEEPER
Francis Wallace "Buck" LEEPER was born in Ringgold county, Iowa to William Wesley and Liccie (TEDROW) LEEPER
on June 17, 1921. Francis passed away peacefully on December 1, 2012.
Francis was united in marriage to May Luella
PEARCE on May 23, 1941 in Bethany, Missouri. To this union four children were born, Kay, Carl, Lois Jean and Mary
Francis served in the U.S. Army, farmed, worked at the packing plant in Lamoni, Iowa and worked road
construction in later years. He was skilled in building and refurbishing antique furniture and loved gardening
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Liccie LEEPER; two daughters, Lois Jean
and Mary Jane HAYWARD; one grandchild, Toni Shea MESECK; one great-grandchild, Jeremiah MESECK; four brothers,
Cloyd, Russell, Marvin and Harley; two sisters, Cleora TILFORD and Lena HACKER.
Survivors include May, his wife
of 71 years, daughter, Kay MOORE and son, Carl and wife Connie LEEPER, all of Des Moines, Iowa; son-in-law,
Melvin HAYWARD of Milo, Iowa; 11 grandchildren, Karen (Phil) ACKERMAN, Doug ALBAUGH, Tina (Darrell) ONKEN,
Tammy MOORE, Roger (Sue) HAYWARD, Kim (Bruce) JENSEN, LaRita (David) ARTERBURN, Lea Anne KING, Stephanie
(Randy) SLEDGE, Gary (Jenny) ALBAUGH and Heather (Matt) ALBAUGH-CORNELISON; many great-grandchildren and
great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Marie JOHNSTON of Lamoni, Iowa, and many nieces and nephews.
fund has been established to the American Legion Kellerton Post #676.
Services were conducted at
Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr, Iowa on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 with Rev. Jody MAXFIELD offciating.
Recorded musical selections were "Amazing Grace" and "Daddy's Hands."
Pallbearers included Doug ALBAUGH, Roger
HAYWARD, Gary ALBAUGH, Phil ACKERMAN, Darrell ONKEN and Bruce JENSEN. Honorary pallbearers were David ARTERBURN,
Randy SLEDGE and Matt CORNELISON.
Military rites were by American Legion Kellerton Post #676 and Iowa Honor
Interment was in the Maple Row Cemetery in Kellerton.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, December of 2012
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