Josephine M. Raschilla Clepper, age 90, of Houston, passed away on Monday, the 14th of February 2011. She was born on the 18th of March 1920 in Springfield, Massachusetts.
A loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Mrs. Clepper was "second mom" and "second grandmother" to many. She loved to cook for her family and friends and volunteered tirelessly for many years at MANNA.
She is preceded in death by her husband, the late Edgar Owen Clepper; and her son, the late Louis Anthony Clepper. Mrs. Clepper is survived by her son, James Michael Clepper and his wife Vicki; grandson, Michael E. Clepper; great-grandson, James Michael Clepper, II; sisters, Mary Albano and Angela DiDomenico, both of East Long Meadow, Massachusetts; and numerous loving nieces and nephews.
A memorial service is to be conducted at one o'clock in the afternoon on Monday, the 21st of February, in the Jasek Chapel of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, 1010 Bering Drive in Houston, where the Rev. Patrick J. Cummings is to officiate.
In lieu of customary remembrances, the family requests memorial gifts be directed to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Department 142, Memphis, TN, 38148; or to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Scholarship Fund, Attn: Candace Sigust, P.O. Box 20070, Houston, TX, 77225.