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Joann (Marburger) Zipperian

February 1, 1933 ~ May 4, 2021 (age 88)


Joann Zipperian, 88, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at her residence.

She was born on February 1, 1933, the daughter of Paul and Lucile (Stevens) Marburger.  On August 29, 1954, she married Phillip Zipperian.  He survives.

Joann was 60 year member of the First Baptist Church and loved living in Peru.  She had worked at several businesses here… the Food Mart, Candlish Real Estate, and Century 21.  She also owned the Meat Mart for 9 years, and with her family, owned E.Z.’s Benton Street Store for 16 years. 

She is survived by her husband and their children, Nancy (husband Dan) Mackey of Chicago, Illinois and Eric Zipperian (wife Celia) of Kearney, Nebraska. She loved being a grandma to her four grandchildren: Jonathan (wife Laura) Zipperian, Matthew (wife Elizabeth) Mackey, Lindsey Mackey, and Abigail Zipperian.  Also surviving is a great granddaughter, Olivia Mackey, and soon- to- be great granddaughter, Taylor Jo Zipperian Woods.   She was preceded in death by her parents, and a brother John S. Marburger.

Memorial service will be held Saturday, May 8, 2021 at noon at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, 105 West Third Street, Peru, Indiana, with Pastor Bill Sheets officiating.  Visitation will be held from 11am until the time of service.  Interment will take place at Mount Hope Cemetery, Peru, Indiana.

In lieu of flowers, Joann wishes for you to take a bouquet of flowers to a relative, friend or neighbor that you haven’t seen for awhile.  Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church in Peru or the Bunker Hill Free Will Baptist Church in Bunker Hill, Indiana through the funeral home.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home. Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at

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May 8, 2021

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home
105 West Third Street
Peru, IN 46970

Funeral Service
May 8, 2021

12:00 PM
Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home
105 West Third Street
Peru, IN 46970


First Baptist Church
53 E. Main St., Peru IN 46970

Bunker Hill Free Will Baptist Church
279 W Broadway, Bunker Hill IN 46914
Tel: 1-765-689-7551

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