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James D "Jim" Lepley

June 10, 1927 ~ October 7, 2021 (age 94)

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Jim Lepley age 94 of Ashley passed away on October 7th, at home after a short illness. He was one of 12 children born to Guy and Gladys (Spangler) Lepley. He married LuAnn Swager on December 1st 1956. Jim served in the U.S. Army where he found his oldest brother's (Udell) grave and arranged for him to be sent home. He retired from the Auburn Foundry. He was a volunteer fireman and a Mason. He was a lifetime member of the Ashley United Methodist Church. He loved mowing and plowing snow for the church and neighbors. When Jim wasn't in church you could find him on the golf course. He was an avid golfer, loved golfing in leagues and outings with family and friends. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, LuAnn, his parents, a sister Wanita Tagtmeyer, and seven brothers, Udell, Winfred, Bud, Ted, DeWayne, Richard, and Lynn. He is survived by five daughters, Kristy (Max) Dunn, Julie Hall, Jaymee (Kenny) Lepley, Karla (John) Merritt, Susie (Dirk) McKown, three sisters, Sharon Miller, Joyce Meyers, Karen Gilbert, eight Grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, a sister-in-law Susan (Glenn) Moore, two brother-in-laws Pete (Barb) Swager, Joe Swager and many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Ashley Fire Hall. Private family service will be held. Feller and Clark Funeral Home of Waterloo is assisting the family with arrangements. To send condolences visit

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Circle Cemetery
7200 South 575 West
Hudson, Indiana 46747

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