Mildred E. Leazier, 82, a resident of rural Churubusco in Noble County and widow of Harold P. Leazier, passed away at 5:10 a. m. on Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at her home in Green Township. She had been in declining health since September.
Mrs. Leazier was born in Fort Wayne on January 21, 1928, a daughter of Paul and Julia (Schrader) Hohnhaus. She spent her formative years there, and graduated from Central High School.
On December 12, 1953 she was married in Fort Wayne to Harold P. Leazier. The couple spent the early years of their marriage in Fort Wayne until moving to their present farm home in Noble County in 1967.
A homemaker who dearly loved her family, she had also been employed in the bakery at Egolf’s IGA in Churubusco.
Mr. Leazier preceded her in death on October 24, 2006.
The surviving relatives include five sons David (Sarah) Leazier, Greg (Sherie) Leazier, Paul (Kathy) Leazier, Tim (Lou Ann) Leazier, and Danny Hofferberth, all of Churubusco; a daughter-in-law Brenda Leazier of Churubusco; 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son Steve Leazier on September 19, 1999; and by two sisters Louella McPheters and Betty Peden.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a. m. Friday, April 9, 2010, at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco with Rev. Corinne K. Boruff, pastor of Churubusco United Methodist Church, officiating.
The family will receive friends at the mortuary on Thursday from 2 to 8 p. m.
Interment will be in Covington Memorial Gardens in Fort Wayne.
The family requests that memorials be directed to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; or Riley Hospital for Children, 702 Barnhill Dr., Indianapolis, IN 46202
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