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THORPE, Emma Laujjuana


Posted By: Conni McDaniel Hall (email)
Date: 10/19/2022 at 12:17:04

Obituary - Emma Laujjuana Thorpe

Emma Laujjuana Thorpe, age 83, of Leon, Iowa, the daughter of Simeon Edward and Nancy Jeanette (Beck) Richardson, was born June 16, 1939, at Iowa City, Iowa. She died at the Mercy Hospice House in Johnston, Iowa on August 28, 2022.

At a young age Emma and her mother moved to Leon where she attended school. On August 30, 1957, she married Leo Melford Thorpe. They made their home in Wheeling, Illinois where she was a wife, mother, and homemaker to her family of six children, Anthony, Mickey, Tommy, Juanita, Jody, and Timothy. In 1980, she and Leo moved to Lamoni, Iowa. After his death in 2018, Emma moved to an apartment in Leon, Iowa.

In her free time, Emma enjoyed crocheting and watching Jeopardy on television. She was a church member.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Leo; sons, Tommy and Anthony; and siblings, Harland “Smokey” Richardson, Irving Richardson, Sylvia Richardson, Dorothy Davis, Margaret Robbins, Scott Richardson, Edith Myers, and Lester “Max” Richardson.

Survivors include her children, Mickey Thorpe of Lake Villa, Illinois, Juanita Thorpe of Des Moines, Iowa, Jody Thorpe and fiancé, Donna Hunziker of Clarinda, Iowa, and Tim Thorpe of Leon, Iowa; grandchildren, Julie, Michael, Phillip, and Savannah; great grandson, Carter; sister, Ruth Smith of Ames, Iowa; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

No services are planned at this time. Arrangements were through the Slade – O’Donnell Funeral Home in Leon, Iowa.


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