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LEPLEY, Irvin 1870-1950

LEPLEY

Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 4/5/2015 at 08:08:54

Irvin Lepley Dies In Tampa, Florida

Irvin Lepley who spent the greater share of his life on his farm in Clay township two miles north of Beaman died last Saturday at Tampa, Florida. Death came very suddenly as the result of a heart attack. His health had been fair up to the time he was stricken.

Mr. Lepley left for Florida last fall. He was accompanied by his sister, Mrs. Lilly Hutchins from Gifford, who made her home with him in Florida. His brother, Ed Lepley and his wife from Gifford, were also in Florida for the winter.

Mr. Lepley started several years ago to spend his winters in Florida, several years before the death of his brother Ellet. He and Ellet and wife drove to Florida together before the coming of the cold weather and remained there until Spring.

Mr. Lepley would have been 80 years old on his next birthday which would have been April 23.

The body was sent to Conrad where it was taken care of at the Johnson Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at the Funeral Home at two o'clock Thursday afternoon. The services will be conducted by Rev. Stanley F. Kenderdine, pastor of the Methodist church at Beaman. Burial will be in the Beaman cemetery.

Mr. Lepley never married. Surviving are two sisters and two brothers. The sisters are Mrs. Lilly Hutchins, Gifford, and Rosa McMillan, Pasadena, California. The brothers are Ed and Sam from Gifford. Brothers preceding him in death were Pete and Ellet.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 2 March 1950, pg 10

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Irvin Lepley Obituary

The community was deeply shocked Saturday to learn of the sudden death at Tampa, Florida, of Irvin Lepley, pioneer Grundy county resident.

He with his sister, Mrs. Lillie Hutchens, of Denver, Colorado, were spending the winter at Tampa. He had been in his usual health and passed away a few hours after a heart attack. He would have been 80 years old April 23, 1950.

Irvin Lepley, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Lepley, was born near Gifford, Iowa, April 23, 1870, and passed away early Saturday morning, Feb. 25, 1950, at Tampa, Fla. He spent the early part of his life on a farm near Gifford until March, 1897, when he, with his brother Ellet and wife, came to Grundy county where he had since resided. The brothers had purchased adjoining farms and he made his home with the Ellet Lepley family.

He was interested in everything that would help the community in which he lived and though being handicapped by deafness the last forty years, it did not hinder his interest in home and community life. He was always busy and had a hobby of working with wood. One could always find him in his work shop and his family have many treasures that he made there.

He leaves to mourn his passing, two sisters, Mrs. Lillie Hutchens, Denver, Colo., who with Mr. and Mrs. Ed Lepley, Union, a brother, were with him at the time of his death, Mrs. Rosa McMillan, Pasadena, Calif.; and Sam Lepley, of Union, and a number of nieces and nephews and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Ellet of Beaman and Peter of New Providence.

Services were held at the Johnston Funeral Home in Conrad on Thursday at 2 p.m., in charge of Rev. Kenderdine of Beaman with burial in the Oakland Cemetery at Beaman.

Pall bearers were Chas. Sharp, Sr., Robert Sharp, Roy Vint, Dick Arends, Clare Myers and Will Simms. The flowers were in charge of Mrs. Clare Myers, Mrs. Chas. Sharp Sr. and Mrs. T. L. Evans.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 9 March 1950, pg 7


 

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