Leota I. <I>Gilpen</I> Beery

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Leota I. Gilpen Beery

  • Birth 9 Aug 1886
  • Death 3 Jan 1987
  • Burial Decatur, Adams County, Indiana, USA
  • Memorial ID 38885368

Decatur Daily Democrat, Adams Co, IN; Monday, 5 January 1987

Leota I. Beery, 100, of Fort Wayne, died at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at her place of residence, Heritage Manor Nursing Home.

She was born in Decatur on August 9, 1886 to Washington and Elizabeth Archbold Gilpen and married Edwin Beery on October 2, 1907. He died in 1931.

She was a member of Simpson United Methodist church at Fort Wayne.

Surviving are two former daughters-in-law: Mrs. Robert (Jane) Gardenour of Fort Wayne and Pauline Berry of Decatur; five grandchildren: Mrs. William (Bonnie) Schnepf of Decatur; Michael Beery of Bloomfield, Kentucky; and Mrs. Jon (Barbara) Collette, Mrs. Edward (Monette) King, and Mrs. Gary (Carol) Ferree, all of Fort Wayne; and eight great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were a daughter Jeanette Beery, and two sons: Kenneth and John Beery.

Her funeral is at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Winteregg-Linn and Haggard Funeral Home, with Rev. Charles Crowder officiating.

Burial will be in Decatur Cemetery.

Visiting hours at the funeral home are 7-9 p.m. today.

Preferred memorials are gifts to Simpson United Methodist church.


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  • Created by: JC
  • Added: 29 Jun 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 38885368
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Leota I. Gilpen Beery (9 Aug 1886–3 Jan 1987), Find A Grave Memorial no. 38885368, citing Decatur Cemetery, Decatur, Adams County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by JC (contributor 46984629) .