Ralph Lape Jr.

Saturday, August 3, 2002

JACKSON, Mo. -- Ralph Lee Lape Jr., 54, of Jackson died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2002, near Portageville, Mo.

He was born April 13, 1948, at Cape Girardeau, son of the late Ralph and Edna Marie Graser Lape Sr.

Ralph was a retired railroad conductor with the Burlington Northern Railway Co. in Chaffee. He served in the U.S. Air Force.

He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Cape Girardeau and the Southeast Missouri Pool League. He was a referee at the National Pool Tournaments in Las Vegas. Ralph loved fishing, boating and traveling.

Survivors include a daughter, Megan Lape of Cape Girardeau; one brother and sister-in-law, Stephen and Jerrie Lape of St. Louis; one sister and favorite brother-in-law, Diane and Mitch Miller of Cape Girardeau.

Also surviving are three nephews, two nieces and one great-nephew.

Friends may call at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Chaffee, Mo., after 5 p.m. Sunday.

Parish prayers will be held at 7 p.m.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the church, with the Rev. Charles Prost officiating. Burial will be in St. Ambrose Catholic Cemetery.

Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel of Chaffee, Mo., is in charge of arrangements.