OBITUARY - LOIS JEAN LEEPER PETRATIS
Lois Jean PETRATIS was born November 23, 1946, at home south of Kellerton in Ringgold county, Iowa. She was the daughter
of Francis Wallace and May Luella (PEARCE) LEEPER.
Lois Jean grew up on the farm and lived in Iowa before moving to Eureka Springs, Arkansas one year ago. She bought and
Lois Jean died August 21, 2001.
Lois Jean was preceded in death by a grandson Jeremiah MESECK; a sister Mary Jane HAYWARD; maternal grandparents, Charles
and Elsie PEARCE; and paternal grandparents, Bill and Liccie LEEPER.
Left to cherish her memory are her children, Kim Krueger, Doug ALBAUGH, and Gary ALBAUGH, all of Boone, Iowa, Toni MESECK
and husband Kevin of Ames, Iowa, Stephanie SLEDGE and her husband Randy of Eureka Springs, Arkansas, Heather ALBAUGH of
Adair, Iowa; her grandchildren, Vannessa KRUEGER, Jordan SHEA, Tyler SLEDGE, Matt CROUSE, Shealor CROUSE, Jasmin SLEDGE,
Tia MESECK, Cody MESECK, Dylan CORNELISON, Emma Mae CORNELISON; her parents, Francis and May LEEPER of Kellerton, Iowa;
her sister Kay MOORE of Des Moines, Iowa; her brother Carl LEEPER and wife Connie of Des Moines, Iowa; and her
brother-in-law Melvin HAYWARD of Milo, Iowa.
Funeral services were held Saturday, August 25, 2001, at Wilson-Watson & Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr with Pastor
Rick HAWKINS officiating. Special music was "Holes in the Floor of Heaven" and "Wind Beneath My Wings." Casket bearers
were Wayne GLIECK, Kevin MESECK, Melvin HAYWARD, Matt CORNELISON, Roger HAYWARD, Randy SLEDGE and Tyler SLEDGE.
Lois Jean was laid to rest in the Maple Row Cemetery, Kellerton.
Transciption by Sharon R. Becker, June of 2010
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