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lavere pepperJOHNSON – Lawrence LaVere Pepper, 88, died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018.  

He was born Dec. 10, 1929 to Donald C. and Vera (Stinchcomb) Pepper in Kendall. 

He married Yvonne Pepper Dec. 26, 1961. She survives.

He graduated from Syracuse High School in 1947.  

He moved to Johnson in 1950 to begin his farming career, which was interrupted by the US Army draft in 1953.  He served his country on active duty in the Korean Conflict and in Okinawa, Japan. He earned the rank of Corporal and received the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal. He served in active and reserve status until his discharge in September 1961. 

He farmed in Stanton, Morton and Grant counties for the next 58 years.  

He was a member of Bethel Church of the Nazarene for 57 years. 

Survivors also include sister, Donna Lou Elder, Leoti; brother, Clifford Pepper of Liberal Kansas; daughter-in-law, Karen Pepper of Yukon, Oklahoma; grandson, Kiel Pepper and his wife Liberty of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; grand-daughter, Kendra Houston and her husband Prescott of Geary, Oklahoma; two great-grandchildren, Riggins Earl Houston and Emma Elizabeth Pepper; and numerous family and friends. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Allyn Pepper; and brother, Weyland Pepper.

• Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 at Bethel Church of the Nazarene in Johnson with Pastor Paul Shellenberger presiding and flag presentation by Dust Bowl VFW Post #3684.  

Burial will take place at Stanton County Cemetery.  

Memorials are suggested to the LaVere Pepper Memorial Fund in care of Garnand Funeral Home, P.O. Box 715, Johnson, KS 67855. 

Condolences may be left at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com. 

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