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Barbara A. Leapley

Barbara A. Leapley

Barbara A. Leapley, age 79, of Quincy, died on Sunday, July 29, 2018 in Blessing Hospital. She was born on May 2, 1939 in Quincy the daughter of Kenneth and Lera Smith Daugherty. Barbara married John "Ed" Leapley on July 21, 1989 in Liberty, IL. He preceded her in death on April 11, 2006.

Barb graduated from Unity High School and returned to the school as the Athletic secretary and Drivers Education secretary for Pat Keane. She was involved with the M.V.I.T. tourney for several years and the Gus Macker tourney.

She was the owner of the Scoreboard, working there for several years. Barb also was employed at Motorola, Quincy Compressor and WGEM Radio.

Barb was a charter member of Rainbow Girls Unity Assembly #81 of Mendon, IL. She was an Auxiliary member of American Legion Post # 37 serving as president. As a member of the Eagles, Barb served as president and vice-president.

Barb loved to cook and sew. She baked the best pumpkin bars. Riding the Harley with Bill was one of her favorite things to do. She had travelled extensively in United States visiting all but eight states. She enjoyed all the times spent with her children, grandchildren and step-grandchildren.

She is survived by her children: Dana (Patty) Aschenbrenner, Spokane, WA and Lera (Jeff) Whitaker, Rushville, IL; two brothers, Danny (Penny) Daugherty, Mendon, IL and Lanny (Michelle) Daugherty, Quincy and a very special friend, William "Bill" Larimore, Quincy; stepsons: Dennis (Laura) Leapley, Quincy, John (Mary Kay) Leapley, Liberty, Travis (Dana) Leapley and Jason (Dionne) Leapley, Hannibal, MO; three grandchildren, twelve step-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren, five step-great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Kenneth (Nancy) Leapley, Liberty and sisters-in-law, Linda (Dale) Kill, Camp Point and Janet (Larry) Leebold, Payson.
One niece, one nephew and several step nieces and nephews, her special good friends, Penny Roberts, Lisa and Bow, Dorothy Davis, Sandy Beaston, and Ron and Esther Morrison also survive.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a sister Sandra Porter and one step grandson, Austin Leapley.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 10, 2018 at 9:45 a.m. in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Interment will be in Sunset Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, August 9, 2018, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

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From:
Michael Alcorn
Fowler, IL
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Sincere condolences to the family. Barb was one of the kindest ladies I've known & will never be forgotten. To call her friend has been a privilege.
From:
dick & pat wentura
quincy, IL
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To the Family & Friends of Barb's,
Please accept our sincere sympathy. Barb was a true and caring friend. Working the scorer's table together at Gus Macker for years was a special time. We shall miss you Barb!
As ever,
Dick & Pat Wentura
From:
Erik & Sarah Goodapple
SPRINGFIELD, MO
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Please accept our heartfelt sympathy. Barb truly was an incredible woman. She was such a generous woman and will be greatly missed.
From:
Becky
Quincy, IL
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Thinking of you Lanny.....
From:
Mike McFeeters
Charlotte, NC
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Dana and Lera, I'm thinking of you in this time of loss. Barb was always very sweet to me as Dana and I spent a lot of time together when you lived in Hull, and every time I've run into her in recent years she was very nice. She'll be missed.
From:
Jordyn Haubrich
Quincy, IL
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I am so very sorry to hear of Barb's passing. She was such a sweet lady. I have many wonderful memories with Barb and Penny in which I will be forever grateful for. Sending prayers of peace and comfort to all the family and friends who loved Barb.
From:
Mary A King
Mendon, IL
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Lera, I'm so sorry for your loss. Your mom was always so nice to me. You'll be in my prayers.
From:
Rosemary Payne
Edina, MO
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From the family Birthday parties and get to gathers we've had with Barb, I grew to love her friendliness and her 'spunk'. I'm so sorry for the family's loss of this kind lady. She will be missed.
From:
Loretta Wardlow
Fowler, IL
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My deepest sympathy to all of Barb's family. Have got lots of memories of her as we grew up together in Mendon. In our adult years we would run into each other quite often. She will be missed.
From:
Steve and Mary Parker Wilson
Kahoka, MO
Comments:
We are so sorry to see of Barb's passing away. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. She always had a smile to greet you. (Leapley cousins)
From:
Chris Horman
QUINCY, IL
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I had the best time working with her at WGEM. She was one of the best. Made fun memories wherever she went. Prayers to all the family
From:
Darla Withers Oitker
Plainville, IL
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Sorry to hear about my adopted Aunt Barb. She was my moms best friend and I used to babysit Dana and Lera when they were little.My condolences to the family.
From:
Mary Jo Roberts
Quincy, IL
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Barb was so generous with her time & patience while I was recovering from an extraordinary illness. She helped my parents with traveling to another hospital. She is definitely one of God's angels on earth.