James Richard Luper


unknown - July 21, 2011

James Richard Luper, 56, of Sedalia, passed away Thursday, July 21, 2011, at Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia, Missouri. He was born June 18, 1955, in Jefferson City, Missouri, a son of the late Gilbert F. and Edna (Kesterson) Luper. He was a graduate of Jefferson City High School. Richard was a longtime construction worker and worked at various companies in Jefferson City and Sedalia. He was a veteran of the United States Army from 1971 to 1972, and served at Ft. Leonard Wood and Germany. Richard enjoyed spending time with his friends and family. Richard is survived by three daughters: Katina Luper-Daniels of Jefferson City, Hollie Luper-Kribbs of Columbia, and Tanya Luper-Rains of Jefferson City; three brothers: Dickie Luper, Eddie Luper and Stanley Uptegrove; seven sisters: Francis Burridge, Viola Uptegrove-Richardson, Mary Calwell, Rita Belt, Velda Morgon, Bonnie Scheperle and Valerie Welsh; five grandchildren: Austin Jackson, William Davis, Jaden Thompson, Emma Kribbs and Aden Kribbs; his longtime companion: Viola Edgar and her children and grandchildren. Richard was preceded in death by his parents: Gilbert and Edna Luper; and two granddaughters: Savannah Daniels and Bailey Daniels on January 15, 2009. Friends will be received from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Monday at the Houser-Millard Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, July 25, 2011, at the Houser-Millard Funeral Home. Expressions of sympathy may be made to The Family of Richard Luper in care of the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of HOUSER-MILLARD Funeral Directors, 2613 West Main Street, (573) 636-3838. Condolences may be left for the family online at

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