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Edith "Carline" (Gilbert) Leeper

August 10, 1934 - July 17, 2012

Edith "Carline" (Gilbert) Leeper, age 77, of Kingston, Mo. passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2012, in her home, surrounded by her family after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. Carline was born August 10, 1934, to Carl and Pauline (James) Gilbert at their home in Hamilton. She graduated from New York School in 1952, and married George D. Leeper on March 12, 1956, in Hamilton, Mo. Carline accepted the Lord as her Savior in 1955, and was an active member of the Kingston Ladies Aide Group for many years. Carline worked at Hawks Motor Company in Hamilton after graduating high school prior to marrying George and moving to their farm in Kingston, Mo., where she raised her family. Carline and George later moved a quarter mile down the road and made their home. Carline loved working in her gardens and canned as much as possible every year. She enjoyed sharing the fruits of her labor with family and friends. She was a founding member of the local Women in Ag chapter in 1995, and continued to participate throughout her life. She took pride in the fact that she only missed two conferences. Carline was always busy. She worked as a fill-in secretary with Farm Bureau, worked with the voting polls, and was in charge of the Kingston Senior Housing project for a number of years. She is preceded in death by her parents, Pauline (1990) and Carl (1999), and brother-in-law, Kenneth Cummings. She is survived by husband, George, of the home; sons, Duane, Cameron, Mo.; David (Debbie) of Kingston; Gene (Sharon) of California, Mo.; Dean (Carlena), Pattonsburg, Mo.; and James (Kay) of Kingston; grandchildren: Brennan (Lisa), Drayson, Danielle, Skyler, Derrick and Dalton; one sister, Donna Cummings Henson, Hamilton, Mo.; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Funeral Service will be at 11 a.m., Friday, July 20, at Bram Funeral Home, Hamilton. Interment will be in the Kingston Cemetery, Kingston, Mo. Visitation will be 7 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, July 19, at the funeral home. Friends may call after 1 p.m. on Thursday. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Kingston Cemetery. Online condolences: www.bramfuneralservices.com

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