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Leona Evelyn Loepp

March 2, 1914 — August 27, 2021

Leona Evelyn Loepp, age 107, died peacefully Friday, August 27, 2021, at Brookdale Liberal Springs in Liberal, Kansas. She was born on March 2, 1914, the daughter of Tobias T. Dirks and Katie Zielke Dirks in Beaver County, Oklahoma. Leona graduated Greenough High School and attended Panhandle Agricultural and Mechanical College (PAMC) in Goodwell, Oklahoma. She received a provisional teaching certificate in 1932. Leona taught school 3 years at Pleasant Valley in Beaver County, Oklahoma in a 1 room schoolhouse, and 1 year in the Golden Valley in Seward County, Kansas. She married Franzie P. Loepp on May 16, 1936, in Beaver County. They were married for 66 years until his death in 2002. She was the mother of two sons, Dennis and Franzie Lee Loepp. Leona and Franzie purchased a farm in Oklahoma in 1942 and made it their home for 59 years. Leona was a member of the Turpin Mennonite Church. The Church was an important part of her life. Leona taught Sunday School and Bible School. For many years Leona sewed cloth bags for the Mennonite Central Committee projects – school kits, health kits, etc. Leona and Franzie enjoyed Mennonite Disaster Service (M.D.S.) for as long as they were able. She also volunteered at The Etcetera Shop for many years. With grateful hearts we remember the ways in which her long life has been a blessing to us all. Survived by: Her son, Dennis and his wife, Dori Loepp of Turpin, Oklahoma Daughter-in-law, Dorothy Loepp of Normal, Illinois Grandchildren, Leroy Loepp of Normal, Illinois, Susan Loepp of Williamstown, Massachusetts, Montina Romero (Rick) of Fountain, Colorado and Jess Loepp (Kelly) of Boerne, Texas Great Grandchildren, Xavier, Esai and Izabella Romero Easton and Brooks Loepp Leona was preceded in death by both her parents, Tobias, and Katie Dirks her husband, Franzie P. Loepp her son Franzie Lee Loepp brothers, Leonard Dirks, Tobias T. “Junior” Dirks, and sisters, Darlene Kitch, Adeline Gobin, and Sylvia Issacs. Visitation will be from 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM Wednesday, September 1, 2021. The family will be present to greet friends from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM at the Hornung Family Funeral Home, 1212 West 2nd Street, Liberal, Kansas. Funeral Service will be at 10:00 AM, Thursday, September 2, 2021, at the Turpin Mennonite Church, Turpin Oklahoma. Interment will follow at the Turpin Mennonite Cemetery. Memorial donations suggested to the Turpin Mennonite Church in care of Hornung Family Funeral Home, 1212 West 2nd Street, Liberal, Kansas. Condolences may be sent to the family at The family is concerned about the public health situation and encourages those attending the visitation and/or funeral to be thoughtful of health safety protocols.
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Wednesday, September 1, 2021

1:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Hornung Family Funeral Home

1212 W 2nd St, Liberal, KS 67901

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Turpin Mennonite Cemetery

, Turpin, OK 73950

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