Frances Leppert, owned Leppert Machine Tool Company

OBITS-LeppertFrnaces_WFrances Amelia Williamson Leppert, 92, a longtime resident of Fulton, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 at St. Luke Health Services, Oswego.

Mrs. Leppert was born July 21, 1920 in Hannibal to the late William and Doris Williamson. Following Mrs. Leppert’s graduation from Fulton High School, she married her high school sweetheart, Frederick. In earlier years they lived in Rochester before returning to Fulton where together they owned and operated Leppert Machine Tool Company, Fulton for 50 years.

Mrs. Leppert was an avid volunteer in her community by participating in fund-raising for various charities and causes. She was always campaigning for her favorite candidate, managing a booth at the city’s yearly Cracker Barrel Fair and working as a member of the Fulton Woman’s Club.

Mrs. Leppert spent many years volunteering at A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital, Fulton and served five years as its president. She also enjoyed gardening, traveling and spending time with her grandchildren and family.

Mrs. Leppert is survived by her husband, Frederick John Leppert; two daughters, Sandra (William) Wing of Bluffton, S.C., and Cheryl (Robert) McCall of Cutchogue, N.Y.; two sisters, Barbara Dunn of Fulton and Avis Wooding of California; four grandchildren, Beau, Freddy, Kristin, and Robert; six great-grandchildren, Karl, Jessica, William, Christopher, Amanda, Robert III; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held today, Feb. 9 at 9 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help where a mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Robert Stephenson.  Burial will be held in the spring at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton.

Calling hours were conducted yesterday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., Fulton.

Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation 411 West Kirkpatrick St. Syracuse, NY 13204-1361, www.alzfdn.org.

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