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Carol Jean Leeper
April 7, 2023
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Carol Jean Leeper, 85, of Beverly, Ohio, went peacefully home to be with the Lord on April 7, 2023 at the Harmer Place after a valiant battle with cancer.
Carol was born on January 15, 1938 in Byesville, Ohio, to Harold and Gladys Herlan. She graduated from Byesville High School, attended Ohio University and worked at Vanadium Corporation where she met and married her surviving husband, Robert (Bob) Leeper. She spent her life as a wife and homemaker, raising their children Julee (Kevin) Lewis of Newton Falls, Ohio, Ann (Dwain) Knight of St. Clairsville, Ohio and Frank (Stacy) Leeper of Hebron, Ohio. In addition, she is survived by her Grandchildren Christopher (Annie) Drake of Bethesda, Ohio, Bobby (Ashleigh) Leeper of Kettering, Ohio and Alexandria Leeper of Granville, Ohio.
Carol was preceded in death by her Parents and an infant sister (Louise Ann).
Carol will be deeply missed by her family and friends. She was an incredible servant to her family and others who was well known for the thousands of cards, notes, calls and (as times changed) texts, she had sent over the years for birthdays, holidays and as comfort to others. She was always cooking and baking (Grandma’s chicken and noodles were just one of many notorious “feasts” she would prepare), and shared many meals and gifts with others over the years in time of need. She was a long-time member of and pianist for the United Methodist Church, and served over the years in many school, church and community functions.
Carol’s final lesson to us all, was after her cancer diagnosis and during her long battle, no one ever heard her complain about or question her fate. She faced each day the best she could with an incredible attitude and continued to serve us all for as long as she was able.
The family would like to thank the Harmer Place and Dr. Cawley for the loving care they provided her over the past couple of months.
Family and friends are welcome to join us at McCurdy Funeral Home (309 Sixth Street Beverly, OH 45715) for visitation followed by a short memorial service lead by Pastor Randy Baker of Beverly from 1pm-3pm on Sunday, April 16th. In lieu of flowers, donations in Carol’s memory may be made to the Fort Frye Athletic or Band Boosters C/O Fort Frye High School 420 5th Street Beverly, Ohio 45715. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.mccurdyfh.com