Leona Pearl Claypool, 92, of Van Wert, left her hospice bed on July 12, 2020, at 2:30 p.m. She peacefully stepped onto the shores of Heaven to be greeted by her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, along with all of her family and friends who had gone on before her. Leona was a loving daughter, devoted wife, dedicated mother, doting grandmother, and a faithful Christian witness to everyone who crossed her path.
She was born on June 29, 1928 in Van Wert to the late Hiram A. and Minnie Pearl (Crowe) Cooper. On June 19, 1948, Leona married Harold Ernest Claypool, the love of her life, who preceded her in death on Nov. 1, 1999.
She graduated from Van Wert High School in 1947. During her school years, her profession as a talented seamstress began at the Van Wert Manufacturing Company. She spent the majority of her working career and eventual retirement at the Kennedy Kit Manufacturing Company of Van Wert. Along with her family, she attended Trinity Friends Church in Van Wert and the Assembly of God in Van Wert.
Those surviving, who will miss her deeply include: daughter, Esther (Tom) Robeson of Van Wert; son, Larry (Christina) Claypool of Troy, Ohio; granddaughter, Jennifer (Brent) Agler and grandson, Brian Robeson all of Van Wert; step-grandson, Zach Ryan of Lima; and great-grandchildren, Dallas Lee Agler, Caspian Nolan Agler, Skarlet Ann Pearl Robeson, and Franklyn Thomas Robeson, all of Van Wert and many nieces and nephews
Leona was preceded in death by two older brothers. Robert Cooper Sr. and Alva Cooper.
Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at Brickner Funeral Home in Van Wert with Rev. Clark Williman officiating. Viewing hours are 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the funeral home prior to the service beginning afterward. Burial will immediately follow at the Ridge Cemetery.
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