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Marilynn Jean LeeperPassing: December 4, 2018


Chastain Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Saturday, December 8th @ 1:00 p.m.


Chastain Funeral Home

Saturday, December 8th @ 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Mitchell Cemetery

Saturday, December 8th

MITCHELL – Marilynn Jean Leeper, 76, passed away Tuesday, December 4, 2018, at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born November 19, 1942, in Fort Collins, Colorado, she was the daughter of Richard R. Snyder and Mary Jane (Phillips) Green.  She married Merle Jay Leeper on May 31, 1959.

Marilynn was a homemaker and had served as an elder at the Mitchell Presbyterian Church.  She enjoyed spending time with family, church work, quilting, and game shows. 

Merle Leeper of Mitchell
Deborah Ann Johnson of Mitchell
Lonnie (Cassie) Leeper of Fort Wayne
Amelia and Henry
Charles Snyder of Thornton, Colorado

Her parents and siblings, Robert Martin, Richard Snyder, Evelyn Fisher, and Wesley Snyder, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, December 8, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Je Lee and Lee Hupp officiating.  Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

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10 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Jim and Carla Conley | http://Tucson, AZ
    Date: December 8, 2018
    You will be missed, and leave behind many wonderful memories. We are thinking of you Merle, Deborah and Lonnie. Our love and prayers are with you.
  2. Guest: Laura Baker | http://Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: December 8, 2018
    I am so sorry for your loss. She was such a sweet lady! My thoughts and prayers to the family!
  3. Guest: Caitlin McCameron | http://Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: December 7, 2018
    I'm a CNA at Garden Villa Nursing Home, my favorite part of every single one of my shifts was when Marilynn would ask me for updates about my pregnancy and the smile that grew on her face everytime I told how my baby girl has been kicking or keeping me up at night, it was priceless. She will be missed dearly by so many who loved her so much.
  4. Guest: Billie conley | http://NEW YORK, NY
    Date: December 7, 2018
    I love you aunt marilyn. Uncle Merle, Debbie you are in my prayers. Sending all of my love.
  5. Guest: Nancy Mundy | http://Mitchell, In
    Date: December 7, 2018
    My sincere sympathy. Sorry I’m out of town and will not get there. Wonderful Lady.
  6. Guest: Jana Earl | http://Mitchell Indiana
    Date: December 6, 2018
    Our hearts and prayers are with you and your family. Such a sweet lady.
  7. Guest: Cortney Lee | http://Orleans
    Date: December 6, 2018
    Merle and Deborah you are in my thoughts and prayers.
  8. Guest: Marilyn Godfrey | http://Rawlins, Wyoming
    Date: December 6, 2018
    So sorry to hear of Marilynn’s passing! She was an inspiration to all who knew her! She never let her handicap deter her from whatever she wanted to do! She will be greatly missed! Unfortunately, I will not be able to get to the services, but know that I am keeping you all in my thoughts at this time.
  9. Guest: Jerry Fisher | http://Lochbuie, CO
    Date: December 6, 2018
    As a brother-in-law married to Marilynn's sister Evelyn, I was always amazed of Marilynn's constant ability to overcome her handicap. She always enjoyed life in general. She was one of a kind and always treated other's in a very respectful way. I was very sad to hear of her passing and hope her and her sister are now in each other's arms. She will be missed by all who knew her. God Bless Her, Jerry PS: Sorry my health prevents me from coming to her funeral.
  10. Guest: Brenda Hishinuma | http://Milliken, Colorado
    Date: December 6, 2018
    When I was little, I remember going to Aunt Marilynn's house and spending time talking and eating bologna sandwiches. Aunt Marilynn, you were a wonderful person and we are going to miss you. Please give mom a hug for me. We love you, John & Brenda Hishinuma, Tyler Hishinuma and Bryanna & Joshua Conde and family