Harry Edwin “Butch” Leeper

April 14, 1935 ‒ April 14, 2016

Marion, Ohio

Harry Edwin “Butch” Leeper, age 81, was born on April 14, 1935 in Marion, OH, and passed away April 14, 2016 at the Kobacker House in Columbus, OH.  He was the son of the late Harry E. Leeper and Margaret Katherine Netting Leeper.  He was preceded in death on April 25, 2009 by his wife, Beverly “Bee” Leeper.

Harry is survived by six children: Pamela (Donald) Ensign of Richwood, OH, Kathy (Doug) Beck of Holgate, OH, Teri Rush of St. Joseph, MI, Jodi (Dave) Hilliard of Hillsboro, OH, Polly Stidham (Robert Beckelman) of Green Valley, AZ, Todd (Laura) Edwards-Leeper of Forest Grove, OR; 10 grandchildren: Jason (Emily) Beck, Brittni Beck, Jessica Rush, Hannah (Austin) Frederici, Jon Rush, Holly Hilliard, Samuel Ensign, Jeremy Rush, Phoebe Edwards-Leeper, Ivan Edwards-Leeper; and a brother, Charles (Pauline) Leeper.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters, Goldie Samples, Patricia Long, Betty Orcena, Melba Snare; and a brother, Conway Leeper.

After graduation from Marion Harding High School, Harry served in the United States Army from 1955-1957 and worked at Borden’s, The Marion Star, Consumer News, and the Marion Co. Department of Transportation.

Harry enjoyed playing cards at the local senior centers and working out at the YMCA.  Harry was a devoted fan of the Detroit Tigers, Cleveland Browns, and The Ohio State Buckeyes.

Harry’s family will greet friends from 2 – 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 17, 2016 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 4535 Smeltzer Rd., Marion, OH 43302.  Services to honor and celebrate his life will be held there at 10:00 a.m. on Monday.  Burial will follow in Marion Cemetery with military honors provided by the Marion County United Veterans Council.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Harry’s memory be made to the Salvation Army or to Trinity Lutheran Church, Marion, OH.

Denzer-Farison-Hottinger & Snyder Funeral Home is honored to have been chosen to serve Harry’s family, and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

  • We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!

  • Polly and Bob, We are so sorry to hear of your father’s death. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless you.
    Jeremy and Gail Giard

  • Dearest Jodi and family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  • Polly, I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. I lost my dad 4 years ago. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. Take care and God bless.
    Sincerely, Penny

  • Dear Todd & Family
    So sorry to hear of your father’s death. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you as you continue thru this trying time.

  • Leeper Family:
    I am so sorry for your loss. You have my deepest condolences. Thoughts and prayers during this time of great sorrow. God Bless!

  • Todd,
    Sending you , Laura, little ones and your whole family love and comfort through my thoughts and prayers. xo

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

    Kathy Walston Laird and Walston family

  • We are so very sorry for your loss. Butch is in a much better place and is reunited with his favorite euchre partner (Bee). Our thoughts are with all of you.

    Take Care
    Jay & Carol

  • I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. R I P. Harry. God Bless!

  • I am very sorry for your loss. I enjoyed playing cards with Harry on many occasions. Harry you will be deeply missed. R.I.P. my friend.

  • Pam and Family,

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
    Wayne, Kandi, Justin and Kody Akers

  • Sorry to hear about the loss of your father. Harry gave me a job at the Marion Star in 1977 as a district circulation manager. It wasn’t the job for me, but I appreciated the fact that he gave me an opportunity to try something different. He was a good man and a gentleman. My prayers for the family.