Becky Marie Leapley, age 57 of Yankton died Feb. 7, 2014 of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. A prayer service was held Feb. 12 at the United Church of Christ Congregational in Yankton, SD with the Rev. Daryl Tompkins officiating. The burial of her cremated remains will be at a later date in the Gettysburg City Cemetery.
Becky was born Dec. 23, 1956 in Rapid City, SD, to Larry and Rosella (Meis) Schutterle. Becky attended school at Gettysburg, SD before graduating from Deubrook in White, SD in 1975. Becky graduated from Mankato State University in 1979 with a degree in Music Education. Becky married Larry George Leapley on Dec. 27, 1980 at the Catholic Campus Parish in Brookings, SD.
Becky worked as a vocal music teacher and a Farm Bureau Agent, then owned and operated the GaShop Stop Convenience Store in Coleridge, NE. She managed the Lewis and Clark Corp of Discovery Center and was currently working for KVHT radio.
She is survived by her husband, Larry of Yankton, SD; daughters, Jayne Leapley (Marc Kimoto) of Victoria City, BC, Canada, and Sara Leapley of Bozeman, MT; parents, Rosella “Rose” and Howard “Jim” Horner of Toronto, SD.
Becky was preceded in death by her father, Larry Schutterle.
Memorials are preferred to Scottish Rite Charity for children with speech and hearing defects 1219 Mulberry Street, Yankton, SD 57078. The Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home and Crematory, Yankton, is assisting with service details.