Doris Lepper, 94, of rural Quincy, died at 7:15 p.m. Friday (April 18, 2014) in her home.
Born Oct. 27, 1919, in Callao, Mo., Doris was a daughter of Casper and Emma Schaefer Fleer. She married Grant D. Lepper on May 7, 1942, in Quincy. Doris and Grant celebrated their 63rd Anniversary in May 2005, shortly before Grant died on Dec. 18, 2005.
A longtime member of Salem Evangelical United Church of Christ, she was a member of the Afternoon Guild and helped served many funeral luncheons over the years. Doris enjoyed cooking, playing cards and socializing with family and friends. She was blessed with her family.
Doris was a 1937 graduate of Quincy High School and a 1941 graduate of Blessing Hospital School of Nursing. She worked on the family dairy farm with her husband and had worked in various nursing positions until her retirement in 1985.
Survivors include two sons, Larry Lepper (Jan) of Indianola, Iowa, and Kent Lepper (Angela) of Quincy; five grandchildren, Brian Lepper and Bradley Lepper, both of Indianola and Tom Lepper (Sara), Terry Lepper (Emily) and Trent Lepper (Jennifer), all of Quincy; nine great-grandchildren, Jacob Lepper, Justin Lepper, Jordan Lepper, Andrea Lepper, Grant Lepper, Brennan Lepper, Michael Lepper, Joshua Lepper and Samuel Lepper; one niece; three nephews; and many loving great-nieces and great-nephews.
In addition to her husband, Grant, Mrs. Lepper was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Wilma Fleer in infancy, Melba Speckhardt and Carlene Nieders; and three brothers, Arnold Fleer, Loren Fleer and Howard Fleer.
SERVICES: 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home with Pastor Ken Kramer conducting. Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery.
VISITATION: 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and until time of services Wednesday in the funeral home.
MEMORIALS: Transitions of Western Illinois, Chaddock School or the Hospice of the donor's choice.
ARRANGEMENTS: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home.