Shirley Gray Leeper

  • Born: May 2, 1937
  • Died: March 10, 2020
  • Location: Acme, Pennsylvania

Saloom-Rega Funeral Service

730 W Main St
Mount Pleasant, PA 15666
Tel. (724) 547-2122

Tribute & Message From The Family

Shirley M. Gray Leeper of Acme passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at Select Specialty Hospital, Latrobe.

Shirley was born May 2, 1937 a daughter of the late James and Lossie Hooks Gray. Shirley was a member of the Acme United Methodist Church, the Lions Club and in 1983, her and her husband Don became the co-owner of Leeper's Market along with her brother-in-law, Richard Leeper. She enjoyed planting flowers and dressing up to attend tea parties at the church. Shirley and her husband, Don purchased the former Monitcue's Restaurant, establishing the Candlelight Restaurant in Donegal.

Surviving are her children Donald A. Leeper (Doreen) of Old Bridge, NJ, Robert Leeper (Donna) and Pamela Knopsnider (Jim Hoover) of Acme; grandchildren, Donald Leeper III (Jessica), Bobbie Leeper (Shawn Sloan), Candy Clark(Jeremy), Jennifer Fritzius (Bill), Christina Williams(Clarence) and Jasmine Madden; nine great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Shirley was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Donald R. Leeper and a grandson, Ryan Knopsnider, a brother James Gray and a sister, Betty Lou Wallace. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Judy Siesky, Shirley's caretaker.

Family and friends are invited from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM Sunday to SALOOM-REGA FUNERAL SERVICE 730 W, Main Street Mt. Pleasant where services will be held at 10AM Monday with Rev. John Logan officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Joy Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant Twp. Please visit Shirley's online memorial at to sign the condolence guestbook. Richard Rega, funeral director.


Condolence & Memory Journal

To all shirleys children. I am a high school graduate and dear friend of your Moms. I have been meaning to get in touch with her since I heard of your dads passing.. just proves that we should never put things like this off. We worked together at Aaron's Pharmacy. Want to say that you were blessed with wonderful parents. Also knew your grandmother and your aunt BettyLou. I am so very sad right now and hope to see her some day beyond. You can look us up if you need anything or just need to talk. We live right in Ligonier. Jackie Lees Huffman

Posted by A friend   March 15, 2020

Thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow.
With Deepest Sympathy,
Libby Waugaman

Posted by A friend   March 14, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with all of Shirleys children and grandchildren

Posted by A friend   March 14, 2020

Im saddened to hear of Shirleys passing. May she rest in peace. My Condolences to the family.

Posted by Cheryl Ambrose - Family   March 12, 2020

Pam, I was saddened to hear of your mother's passing. She was a very special lady and will be missed. You and your family have my deepest sympathy as well as prayers for peace at this difficult time.

Posted by Karen Firestone - Friend   March 11, 2020

Rest in Peace Shirley Mae. May you find comfort in the hands of angels.

Posted by Ken (Butch) and Janice Schmader - Missouri City, TX - Family   March 11, 2020

Aunt Lossie, Uncle Jim, Jimmy, Betty Lou and Shirley Mae were a very important part of my childhood. My mom, Pearl, and Aunt Lossie were sisters. I spent a few summers with them....the one that stands out the most was when "little Donnie" was a baby. I always looked up to Shirley Mae and I'm so sorry for your loss.

Posted by Suzie Gilfillan - Parlin, NJ - Family   March 11, 2020