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Grace Leeper, age 92, of West Peoria, formerly of Mapleton, passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 12:57 a.m. at Heddington Oaks Care Center in West Peoria.

She was born Sep. 10, 1924 in Mapleton to Harry and Hilda (Selburg) Calhoun. She married Gerald Leeper on July 26, 1941 in Paris, MO. He passed away Jan. 17, 1980 in Pekin. She was also preceded in death by one son, Marshal Leeper, three brothers, one sister, and her close friend, Jim Brooks.

Survivors include two daughters: Connie Toney of Peoria, Debra (Mike) Jones of Friendswood, TX, two sons: Jerry (Rita) Leeper of Princeton, WI, Greg (Rachel) Leeper of Mapleton, 10 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
Grace worked for Szolds Dept. Store in Peoria for 11 years, retiring in the mid 1980's.

Funeral services will be Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the Davison-Fulton Bartonville Chapel. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.

Burial will be in in Maple Ridge Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

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