Joseph Gilbert Leeper, 74, of Mt. Auburn, IL passed away at 7:20 a.m. on January 11, 2014 at Imboden Creek Living Center in Decatur, IL. He was born in Decatur, IL on December 24, 1939, the son of Wayne and Marie (Bramel) Leeper. He married Linda Rae Carter on January 11, 1964 in Mt. Auburn; she preceded him in death on March 13, 2012. Mr. Leeper was a farmer and also worked at DeKalb, Monsanto and Bordens. He was a member of the Berea Christian Church in Mt. Auburn. He also belonged to Kedron Lodge #340, A.F. & A.M. and Kedron Chapter #529 of the O.E.S. in Mt. Auburn. He is survived by his son, Michael (Jeri) Leeper of Mt. Auburn, IL; daughter, Michelle (Robert) Usher of Springfield, IL; grandchildren: Olivia and Eli Usher; brother, Charles “Ike” (Carol) Leeper of Niantic, IL; sisters-in-law: Judy Leeper of Champaign, IL and Beverly Gideon of Mt. Auburn; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Leeper was preceded in passing by his parents, wife, and brother, Robert.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL. Funeral services will be on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. in Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Burial will be at Berea Cemetery. Pastor Mike Smith will be officiate the service.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 or American Lung Association of Illinois, 3000 Kelly Lane, Springfield, IL 62711

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Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville, IL

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