Cleo "Jean" Loper, 90, of North State Street, Warren, Pa., passed away on Monday, August 20, 2012 at Warren Manor.
Jean was born December 17, 1921, in Russell, Pa., the daughter of the late Joseph and Claire Putnam Gardner. She was a 1941 graduate of Warren High School, and had been employed with Sylvania and also New Process. She was a member of the North Warren Presbyterian Church. For many years, she was an avid golfer at Blueberry Hill; she also enjoyed gardening and dancing.
She is survived by her two sons, Blaine Loper, and wife, Kimberly, Harrisburg, Pa. and Gary Loper, and wife, Janice, Schaumburg, Il; three grandchildren, Sean, Jason and Lora Loper; three greatgrandchildren, Aiden, Avery and Tenley Loper; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Loper, whom she married on October 2, 1943; and brother, Edward Gardner.
Friends will be received at the Peterson Blick Funeral Home, Inc., 1003 Penn Ave., E., Warren, on Thursday, August 23, from, 6 to 8 p.m., and for one hour prior to an 11 a.m. funeral service on Friday, August 24, with Rev. Burfoot "Buddy" Ward, pastor, North Warren Presbyterian Church, officiating.
Burial will be in Warren County Memorial Park.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Lung Association of North western PA, 3524 W. 26th St., Erie, Pa. 16506.
The family will be accepting econdolences through www.petersonblickfuneralhome.com.