Adah Maurine Lindley Lepp

June 10, 1925 - September 17, 2019

Adah Maurine Lindley Lepp



June 10, 1925 – September 17, 2019

Adah Maurine (Lindley) Lepp, 94, of Caledonia, IL and Williams Bay, WI passed away peacefully on September 17th at Brookdale Senior Living in Apache Junction, AZ.

Adah Maurine was born on June 10, 1925 to Bertil and Eula (Anderson) Gustafson in Wagner, South Dakota. She graduated from Belvidere High School and attended the University of IL, Champaign, Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, IA and St. Mary’s School of Nursing, in Rochester, MN. At 22, Adah Maurine moved from rural Garden Prairie, IL to Chicago, IL to work at Marshall Fields. While in Chicago, IL she met her future husband at the Civic Opera Building. That night, he told his family, “I met the woman I’m going to marry”.

She married her loving husband, Jack Albert Lindley, on her birthday, June 10, 1950 at the United Methodist Church in Belvidere, IL. Tragically, her husband died of a heart attack in 1969. Adah Maurine re-married 16 years later, in 1985, to Eddie Lepp, who passed away in 2016. But truly, her heart always belonged to Jack, the love of her life.

Adah Maurine was very active in the community, especially during her years in Caledonia, IL. She was a Sunday School Teacher, Church Pianist, and Church Treasurer at the Willow Creek Presbyterian Church in Argyle, IL. She also enjoyed being a 4-H Leader, PTA President, and School Trip Coordinator. Adah Maurine created slide shows and gave community presentations as a Marketing Coordinator for the United Givers Fund of Boone County in Belvidere, IL.

In 1972, Adah Maurine moved to Williams Bay, WI, with her three children, to their cottage at the lake. She raised her family while working as a medical computer specialist at Baxter-Travenol Laboratories in Round Lake, IL. In 1989, she began spending the winters in Mesa, AZ and moved permanently to AZ in 2009.

She loved sewing, crafts, gardening, playing cards, writing letters, golf, entertaining, traveling, and going to the casino. Most importantly, she loved her family and friends.

Adah Maurine will be deeply missed by her children, Doug (Cathy) Lindley of Carpentersville, IL – Judy (Nick) Capaccio of Cape Coral, FL – Pam Lindley of Phoenix, AZ – her grandchildren Brandon, Ryan, Nathan and Christopher – and her sister-in-law, Marilyn Lindley of New Smyrna Beach, FL.

Tragically, she lost her 13 year old son, Bruce Edward Lindley, in the 1967 Belvidere Tornado.

While residing at Brookdale Senior Living in Apache Junction, AZ, her daughter, Pam, spent every weekend at the facility, for three years, helping her in every way. We all agree that without Pam’s special attention to her mother, she would have not lived to be 94.

A visitation will be from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Friday, September 27, 2019 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, IL, 61008. A funeral ceremony will take place at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, September 27, 2019 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services. Burial will take place at Belvidere Cemetery. Patrick Anderson will be officiating. To light a candle or write a condolence, please visit

Service Schedule

Friday, September 27, 2019
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008


A visitation will be from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Friday, September 27, 2019 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services.

Friday, September 27, 2019
12:30 pm

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008


A funeral ceremony will take place at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, September 27, 2019.

Belvidere Cemetery

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Deepest condolences Pam, Judy and Doug. Adah was a special woman, a wonderful friend and will be missed by many. Although hadn’t actually seen her in many years, I am thankful we kept in touch through email, Christmas cards and, of course, Pam. She lived a full life, weathered a few bumps along the way, and know she was always grateful for her beautiful family. Love to you all, John and Gretchen Spickerman

Jphn and Gretchen Spickerman 2019-09-28T16:03:15

Prayers and thoughts are with this amazing family. Who reminds us all of the power of eternal life. Pam and Judy, I know Adah is so proud of you! Love ya sistas!

Sydney Borst 2019-09-27T18:43:34

Pam and family, with you in prayers and spirit. Your mom was always smiling and happy to the end.

Adele Arellano 2019-09-27T12:36:11

Pam, we’re all thinking of you and your family. There are no words to express my deepest condolences. Just believe that your mom will always be by your side looking after you. Lots of prayers.
Love you, lalie

Lalie Melton 2019-09-26T23:52:52

Wow we lost another of the great one’s. I’m going to miss your smile and kindness the most Adah!!

Dale &Lyndee. Vierck 2019-09-26T10:13:27

I am heartbroken for your loss. Sending my prayers to your family. ❤️

Debi 2019-09-25T14:25:03

Love and prayers to the family. What a sweet woman. She will be missed.

Jennifer in Phoenix 2019-09-25T13:41:34

What a life she lived. So glad I got to know her a little bit at Brookdale. My mother and I will miss Friday dinners with her.

Deborah Faure 2019-09-23T23:28:02

Mom & Dad loved her!! She will be missed!!

Jack Anderson 2019-09-23T22:35:54

My deepest heartfelt sympathy to Pam, Judy and Doug for your loss. Your mom was a very special lady. I am so blessed to have known her. We enjoyed many Christmas Eves and other special holidays together. I will miss our mother daughter lunches when my mom came to town. Maurine is truly an inspiration to me. Her kindness and beautiful soul will be missed.

Lisa & Ray Stanislawczyk 2019-09-21T00:24:00

Kathy and I were so fortunate to meet Adah and Pam here in Arizona. Not enough of it, but we sure enjoyed our time visiting with each other. Our condolences to her special family.

Steve and Kathy Steinke 2019-09-20T21:29:03

Our love goes out to our dear friend, Pam, and her family. Her mother was a very special lady. Pam’s devotion to her mother was so beautiful to see. She gave much of herself for the happiness of her dear mother. She certainly showed us what the love of a parent is. Pam’s mother had a long, happy life because of the sacrifices of Pam. May she Rest In Peace. ❤️

Bette and Sophia Herrera and Family 2019-09-20T16:33:42


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