Susan Marie Leppke
Susan Marie Leppke, 97, passed from this life to her eternal home at 12:15 p.m. on April 26, 2018. at Olathe, Kansas. Susan was born August 25, 1920, to D.J. & Anna Thiessen at Isabella, Oklahoma. She married J. Walter Leppke September 26, 1937, at Collinsville, Oklahoma, at the Mennonite Brethren Church. She followed her husband in ministry from 1944 until his death in 2005. They pastored the Westport Mennonite Church in Collinsville, and Assembly of God Churches in Porum, Catoosa, and Miami, Oklahoma, and Eudora, Kansas. Susan was the ultimate pastor’s wife beside her husband of 67 years. She enjoyed cooking and organizing dinners for churches and family reunions. She liked sewing, quilting, flower arranging, and making peanut brittle for women’s ministries groups. She always worked with children’s activities in children’s church, VBS, Missionettes, and state youth camps. She served several years as the Sectional Women’s Ministries Director in Northeastern Oklahoma for Assemblies of God churches. She and her husband also served as pastors to senior adult groups at Owasso Assembly of God and the Joy Group at Oologah Assembly of God.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. J. Walter Leppke; her sonin-law, Rev. Jack Wilson; her parents, D.J. & Anna Thiessen; five brothers, Walter, Jonah, Alvin, Franklin and Louis Thiessen; sister, Ruby Clevenger; four nephews; and five nieces. She is survived by one daughter, Elizabeth Ann Wilson of Olathe, Kansas; two grandchildren, Jeff (Judy) Wilson of Wichita, Kansas, and Teresa (Gy) Drake of Lenexa, Kansas; seven great-grandchildren, Janell, Andrea, Bradley, Stephanie, Sam, Micah, and Gillian; six great-great-grandchildren, Nickolas, Natalie, Rhome, Logan, Elaina, and Rylee; one sister, Louella Gossen of Independence, Kansas; one brother, Carl Thiessen of Verdigris, Oklahoma; 10 nephews; eight nieces; and a host of extended family and friends. Memorial donations may be made in memory of Susan Marie Leppke to Good Shepherd Hospice, 11253 Strang Line Road, Lenexa, KS 66215, 913-948-7306or, goodshepherdhospice.com.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at Mowery Funeral Service in Owasso, Oklahoma. Funeral Services are scheduled for 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at Owasso First Assembly of God in Owasso with Pastor Bruce McCarty officiating. Final resting place will be at Fairview Cemetery in Owasso, Oklahoma. Arrangements and services were entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso.