Lee E. Piper

August 13, 1922 ‒ July 31, 2010

Johnstown, Ohio

Lee E. Piper, age 87 of Johnstown passed away Saturday, July 31, 2010 at Riverside Hospital.

He was born on August 13, 1922 in Harlem Township to the late Clarence and Thirza (Grove) Piper. A graduate of Harlem High School in 1942, he then entered the US AirForce and proudly served his country during WW II in the 76th Service Group of the 315th Bomber Wing.

A lifelong farmer of both grain and livestock, he also worked for United McGill, Westerville. Lee served 12 years on the Big Walnut School Board. He was an active member of the Harlem Road United Methodist Church and Harlem Grange, as well as the Delaware County Farm Bureau and Johnstown American Legion No 254.

His life centered on his strong faith, his family circle, and his service to country. At times opinionated, he was tender hearted, generous, and kind. He was happiest home on the farm.

He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years: Mary Lou (Klamfoth), Children: Joyce Facemyer of Sunbury, Allen (Donna) Piper of Sunbury, Gary (Anne) Piper of Centerburg, Dwight (Lana) Piper of Johnstown, Duane (Heidi) Piper of Sunbury, 8 Grandchildren, 16 Great-grandchildren, brothers: Gene (Rachel) of Sunbury, Merle (Bobbie) of Crossville, TN, Carl of Columbus, sisters: Margie Pestal of New Albany, Mary Jane Thompson of Westerville, sister-in-law: Marilyn Piper of Center Village.

Also preceded in death by brother Raymond and sister Marie Rhodeback.

Friends may call Wednesday 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, SR’s 3 at 61, Sunbury. A service celebrating the life of Lee will be held Thursday 10:30 a.m. at Harlem Rd. United Methodist Church, 5520 Harlem Rd., Galena, OH 43021 with Rev. Bud Leskovac officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in Fancher Cemetery.

His family prefers memorial contributions to his church.

Condolences may be made to www.snyderfuneralhomes.com