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Piper, David W. - Quincy  
QUINCY - David W. Piper, 87, of Quincy, died at 12:17 a.m. Saturday, April 30, 2016, at Blessing Hospital. Born Dec. 6, 1928, in Hannibal, Mo., David was a son of Robley F. and Jennie Briggs Piper. He married Betty Jean Gieselman on March 15, 1952, in Palmyra, Mo. She survives. Mr. Piper served his country as a sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. David was active with the Mississippi Valley Hunter and Fisherman's Club, South Side Boat Club, Liberty American Legion and the Quarter Century Club at Gardner Denver. He was an avid hunter and fisherman who loved being on the river. He enjoyed trap shooting, reading, cooking and loved being outdoors feeding the birds and tending to his garden. David was employed for 40 years at Gardner Denver Co., retiring as a foreman. Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Betty Jean; a son, David Piper of Quincy; two brothers, Richard Piper (June Ann) of Hannibal, Mo., and Pete Piper (Shirley) of Hannibal; four sisters, Ada Zupan (John) of Hannibal, Grace Ann Genovese of Hannibal, Pearl Davis (Jeff) of New London, Mo., and Debbie Schindler (Francis) of New London; two sisters-in-law, Darlene Gieselman of Quincy and Marian Piper of Van Buren, Mo.; and many loving nieces and nephews. Mr. Piper was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Darin W. Piper; two brothers, Wayne Piper (Judy) and Robley "Buzz" Piper Jr.; a sister, Virginia Harsell (Jack); and two brothers-in-law, Kenneth Gieselman and Frank Genovese. SERVICES: 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 4, at Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Disseler conducting. Burial with military honors by Quincy American Legion Post 37 and Scott Air Force Base Funeral Honors Detail will be in Greenmount Cemetery. VISITATION: 10 a.m. until time of services Wednesday at the funeral home. MEMORIALS: Blessing Cancer Center. ARRANGEMENTS: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed online at
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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from May 1 to May 3, 2016
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