- Born: 27 Jun 1898, Lono, Hot Spring, Arkansas, USA 186,193
- Marriage: Oscar Lee Neeper Sr. on 18 Sep 1917 in Lono, Hot Spring, Arkansas, USA 186,187
- Died: 11 Dec 1994, Malvern, Hot Spring, Arkansas, USA at age 96 186,194
- Buried: 13 Dec 1994, Lono Cemetery (Lono, Hot Spring, Arkansas, USA) 186,194
Cause of her death was Pneumonia.194
The colorful, 9x12-foot hooked rug recently made by Mrs. 0. L. Neeper Sr., 805 N. Main St. could well be called "a thing of beauty and a joy forever."
It could also be characterized as a memorial to her patience, industry and artistic ability. The above Daily Record photo shows Mrs. Neeper and the rug.
Mrs. Neeper worked on the production of the rug for two years, off and on. She had already made about 20 hooked rugs, but they are much smaller than this latest product. She has them all over her house, and has given them to her three daughters and her son.
She makes rugs in the time she can spare from her housework and helping her husband on their farm. She has no idea how many hours she devoted to making the new 9x12 rug, but only a glance at it convinces the viewer that the amount of time was monumental.
Mrs. Neeper has never sold any of her rugs. She makes them for the pleasure which she and her children derive from them.
The new 9x12 hooked now adorning Mrs. Neeper's living room floor, features a beige background and a veritable garden of flowers in tile colors red, pink, purple, old lilac, bisque, American beauty, antique gold, blue-green, gold-green, silver-green,and yellow-green. The flowers are arranged in such a way that the colors never clash.
Mrs. Neeper drew her own design for the rug. It contains roses, morning glories, dogwood, tulips, iris, lillies, daisies and blue bells.
All new wool materials were bought by Mrs. Neeper for the rug's contruction. She made the rug on a quilting frame with a large crochet hook.
Malvern Daily Record
26 MAR 1968
Malvern, Hot Spring, Arkansas, USA 195
Hot Spring County Memorial Hospital
Tombstone States: Gone Home
1. Occupation: Housewife. 31,193
2. Education: 8th Grade Lono School Lono, Arkansas. 193
3. Church Affiliation: Baptist.
4. Social Security Number: 431-19-3226. 192,194 Lettie NEEPER
Birth Date: 27 Jun 1898
Death Date: 11 Dec 1994
Social Security Number: 431-19-3226
State or Territory Where Number Was Issued: Arkansas
Death Residence Localities ZIP Code: 72104
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Lettie married Oscar Lee Neeper Sr., son of Ezekiel Neeper and Cynthia Ann Rucker, on 18 Sep 1917 in Lono, Hot Spring, Arkansas, USA 186.,187 (Oscar Lee Neeper Sr. was born on 16 Sep 1892 in Donaldson, Hot Spring, Arkansas, USA,186,189 died on 27 Mar 1985 in Malvern, Hot Spring, Arkansas, USA 186,190 and was buried on 28 Mar 1985 in Lono Cemetery (Lono, Hot Spring, Arkansas, USA) 186,190.). The cause of his death was ASHD (Heart Disease) and UTI (Urinary Tract Infection).194