Anna Marie Leeper, 87, Leavenworth, Kansas, passed away Thursday, March 7, 2019.
Anna Marie Leeper, 87, Leavenworth, Kansas, passed away Thursday, March 7, 2019. She was born Jan. 30, 1932 in Leavenworth, Kansas, to Anna Schwartz Van Veghten and James P. Van Veghten Sr.
She is survived by her two children, Jeffery L. Leeper and Leslie L. Bartoszek (Paul), two grand-daughters; Janelle B. Bartoszek and Jordaina B. Bartoszek, two pseudo grand-daughters Crysta M. Grinzinger and Vanessa N. Hall, as well as, Theodore Robert Leeper- her dog and constant companion.
She was preceded in death by both parents, husband, Robert C. Leeper, Eileen E. Nester (Tillman), Dorothy L. Hulsey, and James P. Van Veghten Jr.
After graduating Leavenworth High School in 1950, she worked at Star Studio in downtown Leavenworth developing photographs and tinting them by hand. On Feb. 4, 1956 she married Robert C. Leeper. She retired from Fort Leavenworth in 1992.
Anna Marie was always the dreamer and lover of the arts. She enjoyed painting, photography, and crocheting. Together Robert and Anna Marie traveled everywhere from Niagara Falls to California. Their favorite vacation spot was Colorado. Anna Marie was an avid reader and loved sharing and talking about her vast library. She was a member of Eagles Aerie #55 and the Greater Kansas City Jim Beam Club.
Donations can be made to the ASPCA in her memory. Services will be held Friday, March 15, 2019 from 1-3 p.m. at Davis Funeral Chapel in Leavenworth, Kansas. Her children would like to thank family and friends for all the love and support during this trying time, as well as, Hospice Partners of Kansas for all their compassion and care.