LaVerna Leeps, 83
Tue, 10/24/2017 - 11:34am admin
Aug. 28, 1934 —
Oct. 22, 2017
CRESCO - LaVerna Leeps, age 83, of Cresco, Iowa passed away Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017 at Country Winds Manor.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017 at Cresco United Methodist Church in Cresco, with Rev. Kayla Lange officiating. Burial will take place in Oak Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Hindt-Hudek Funeral Home is assisting the family.
LaVerna was born on Aug. 28, 1934 to Harry and Mae Collins in Sheffield, Iowa. She attended elementary and high school in Chapin, Iowa. Upon graduation, she attended business school at American Institute of Business in Des Moines, Iowa, taking a secretarial course.
While attending business school, she met Gentry Leeps, and was married on Oct. 25, 1953 in the Methodist Chapel in Des Moines. They moved to Atlantic, Iowa, where he started working for the Ford Motor Company. From Atlantic, they moved to Sheffield for a year and then to Cresco, where they raised their family of six children, Warren (Vali) Leeps, Calvin (Monica) Leeps, Teresa (Gary) Kabrud, Linda (Joe) McGee, Jeffrey Leeps and Donald (DeAnn) Leeps.
LaVerna worked part-time as a cashier for Cresco IGA and then was hired full-time as a receptionist and cashier for Peoples Natural Gas, where she worked for over 24 years.
She was an active member of First United Methodist Church, WA TAN YE, American Legion Auxiliary and league bowling. She also enjoyed playing cards, reading books, long walks, bike rides and having the grandchildren spend their summer vacations, with swimming lessons and camping.
LaVerna is survived by her husband, Gentry; their six children; 13 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and her brothers, Kenny (Michelle) Collins and Dennis (Cindy) Collins.
LaVerna was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Doris Greimann.