September 22, 1916 - May 22, 2010
Rene B. Tepper of Overland Park, Kansas was born on September 2, 1916 on a family farm near Scranton, Pennsylvania and died May 22, 2010 at her home. She was preceded in death by her parents, Sara and Maurice Kaplan, her brother, Floyd Kaplan, her son, David Tepper, MD and two grandchildren, Brian and David Kusnetzky. Rene was an outgoing and caring person who grew up in New York, attended fashion design school and after her marriage and her husband’s medical training, lived many years in Chattanooga, Tennessee before retiring to Boca Raton, Florida and then moving to the Kansas City area to be near her daughter and family. Rene was active in leadership positions in the membership of Ochs Memorial Temple, the Jewish Federation and the Jewish Community Center in Chattanooga where she also served as President of the UJA annual fundraising campaign. She is survived by her husband, Jack Tepper, MD, of the home; her daughter Cindy (Phil) Kusnetzky, of Kansas City; her grandchildren, Carol (Bruce) Jerwick, of Overland Park, Lisa Kusnetzky, of Kansas City, Michael (Julie) Tepper, of Atlanta, Georgia, Jacaqueline (Ruth) Tepper, of Charleston, South Carolina, William (Mary) Tepper, of Columbia, South Carolina and Anna Tepper, of Philadelphia, PA, and great-grandchildren, Jake, Neil and Lillian Tepper, Ann Carter Tepper, Michael and Lindsay Jerwick, and Ben, Carter and Madison Kusnetzky, along with numerous nieces and nephews. Nana was an excellent wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and loved by all of her family. She will be missed by all. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City, 5801 W. 115th St., Suite #101, Overland Park, KS 66211 will be appreciated. Graveside funeral service will be at Mt. Moriah Cemetery at 12:00pm on Monday, May 24, 2010.
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