Bob Howell of Kooskia motored to Dayton, Washington, Friday, taking Mr. and Mrs. John Hutchens and son, Bryan, to attend the funeral of Mr. Hutchen’s sister, Mrs. Esse Leeper.  They were also accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Hutchens.  The journey was continued back to Lewiston, where the body was laid to rest in Normal Hill cemetery.  The sad occasion brought together relatives and friends who had not met for 30 years.

*Mrs. Bessie Leeper Dies in Washington

 Stites—Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Potter, Merlin and Devota, attended funeral services at the Congregational church in Dayton, Wash., Friday for Mrs. Essie Leeper.  Rev. Logan Peringer officiated.  The body was taken to Lewiston for interment in Normal Hill Cemetery.  Mrs. Leeper was well known in this community where she grew to young womanhood and married Forest Leeper who was cashier of the Bank of Stites.  After the bank closed, they moved to Lewiston Orchards.  Mrs. Leeper resided there until six weeks ago when she went to the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. K. Harris, Thompson Falls, Montana.  She died Wednesday morning of last week after a short illness from heart trouble at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ed Thomas, at Dayton, at the age of 63 years.  Survivors besides the daughters already mentioned include six brothers and two sisters, one being Mrs. Stanley Potter of Stites.

ICFP—Thurs. 02/12/1942


Submitted by Chris Cornett



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