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Thelma Ruth Leppo


1929 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Thelma Ruth Leppo Obituary
Thelma "Thel" Ruth Leppo (Waddell)

Thelma Ruth Leppo (Waddell) passed from this life on September 11, 2018. She was born on April 2, 1929 and was preceded in death by her parents, Clifford and Mabel Waddell, her brother Joe and her sister Dorothy. She is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, Richard and their five children, Dale (Cindy), Lee (Sharon), Larry (Michelle), Linda Kallerud (Rich) and Glenn (Karen), nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

All of her family will miss her greatly.

Thelma met Richard at Kent State University and graduated from KSU in 1951. She then taught in the Tallmadge School system, raised her children and then became the Treasurer of Leppo, Inc. until she retired in 1985.

Thelma and Richard made their home in Kent for decades and were active in the Kent Congregational Church (later UCC). Thelma also volunteered for Eye Care International and made numerous mission trips to Latin America to help give sight to underserved populations there. Thelma also served as President of the Foundation Board at Kevin Coleman Foundation and she worked for years in the Kent Hot Lunch program.

The family would like to thank the staff at Crown Center at Laurel Lake in Hudson for the kind care they gave Thelma over the years.

Calling hours will be at Bissler and Sons Funeral Home, 628 West Main St. in Kent, Ohio from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, September 14th. A memorial service will be held in the Community Room at Laurel Lake Retirement Center, 200 Laurel Lake Dr., Hudson, Ohio on Saturday, September 15th at 10 a.m.
Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Sept. 12, 2018
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