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Robert N. Leeper

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Robert N. Leeper

Mr. Robert N. Leeper, 84, Springfield passed away on Monday evening, April 30, 2013 in Maplewood Special Care Center, following an extended illness.

Robert, the son of Eldridge and Zella Bloomer Leeper, was born October 10, 1928 southwest of Walnut Grove. He grew up in the area and graduated from Walnut Grove High School in 1948. He entered the Army on November 28, 1950 and served during the Korean Conflict. He was a Salesman for Colonial Bread Co. retiring in 1985 after 31 years of service. He was a member of South Haven Baptist Church.

Robert Leeper and Lillian Crighton were united in marriage on July 30, 1950. To this union four children were born. Together they were privileged to share 62 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Eldridge and Zetta Anna Bloomer Leeper three brothers, George, Francis and Joe Leeper and sister, Mary Hawkins.

He is survived by his loving family, wife, Lillian of the home three sons: Mark and wife Janet Leeper, Kent Leeper all of Springfield, Mo. and Craig and wife Rhonda Leeper of Rogersville, Mo. and daughter: Cindy and husband Allen Lee of Walnut Grove, Mo.; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; brother: Willis and wife Clara Leeper, Walnut Grove; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. in Wilson Brim Daniel Chapel, Walnut Grove with Rev. Lonnie Killingsworth officiating with interment following in Greene Lawn Cemetery, Walnut Grove.

The Family will receive friends on Friday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the Walnut Grove Chapel.

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Published in the News-Leader on May 3, 2013
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