New Era Newspaper - November 18, 2004
John Henry Clepper, 92, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 2004.
John was born Nov. 28, 1911 in Grimes County Texas, the last remaining son of Alexander M. and Rebecca F. (Hogue) Clepper. With the family he moved to Seadrift, Texas in 1918 and then to Houston, Texas in 1922 where he graduated high school. He attended Gregg College in Phoenix, Ariz.
John served as an aircraft gunner in the U.S. Air Force in Africa and Italy, during WWII from 1942 until his honorable discharge in 1945. He worked as a storekeeper for the Southern Pacific Railroad until his retirement in 1973.
He married Cora Adair Pace on June 1, 1935 at El Paso, Texas. Daughter Betty (Lisle) was born to this union.
On July 5, 1944 John married Grace Elizabeth Simmons at Ardmore, Okla. The couple moved to Arizona in 1961, then back to Tucumcari, NM and back to Arizona until moving to Sioux Falls in 1974. They moved to Lennox in 1982. Grace died Nov. 1, 1983.
On April 14, 1984 he married Marie Boots Dindot at Lennox. Marie died Oct. 4, 2002.
John had been a member of the Magnolia Baptist Church in Houston, Texas and attended First English Lutheran Church in Lennox. He was a member of the Chancellor American Legion and the Lennox Senior Citizens.
Besides his parents and three wives, he was preceded in death by brothers William and LeRoy and sister Lorene Robers and nine other siblings.
Grateful for having shared his life are his daughter, Betty (Lisle) Stabrawa and her husband George of Chancellor; one granddaughter Kristine of Washington state, one step-granddaughter Catherine of Arizona, as well as other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 9, at First English Lutheran Church, Lennox. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Whitehall, Texas.
Arrangements were made by Dindot-Klusmann Funeral Home of Lennox.
Other details can be found in
History and Genealogy of the family of Jacob Klepper/Clepper Family and Malcolm McAlpine Family
Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 86-62751