Laura Risher Sleeper - obituary (Wife of William M Sleeper)
Mrs. Sleeper, Prominent Wacoan, Dies Mrs. W. M. Sleeper died at 9:1 p. m. Thursday at her home, 81 North Twelfth Street, where sh had lived lor 60 years. Sh* would have been 89 yea old April 14. Mrs. Sleeper, bom Miss Laui Risher, daughter of Mr. and Mrs Benjamin Asbury Risher of Au, tin, was widow of William M Sleeper, pioneer Waco lawyer, wh died in 1941 Her father operated a stag coach line between Waco and Aus tin. Surviving are one son, Benjami Risher Sleeper of Lake Waco, member of. his father's old la\ lirm; three daughters, Mis. Harrj games cl Laredo, who was Mis Margaret Sleeper; Mrs. Walle Dosself ol 1503 Columbus Avenu who was Miss Alelhea Sleeper and Mrs Frances Sleeper Ston of 810 North Twelfth Slreel; 1 grandchildren, and 21 great-grand children. All her children were at home when Mrs. Sleeper diec Mrs. Sanies arrived from Laredo earlier in the evening Funeral services will he at 10 a. m. Saturday al SI. Paul's Episcopal Church, Rev .1. Sullivan Bond Jr. officialmg. burial in Oakwood Oakwood Cemelery, Wilkirson and Hatch in charge. Mrs. Sleeper, a devout member of St. Paul's church and (or half a century aclive m Waco civic, social, and club hie, had been in ill health for seveial ycais past.