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Barbara Bennett Leapard, 60, passed away Friday, April 26, 2013. She was a resident of Sylvania, Ohio, and a mathematics professor at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
Dr. Leapard is survived by her husband, David Wilton Leapard; daughters, Sara Elizabeth, and husband, Dustin Charles Saunders of Hamilton, Ohio, Emily Allison Leapard of Indianapolis, Indiana; her mother, Sara Neville Bennett; grandchildren, Charles David Saunders, Thomas Lovett Saunders; siblings, Carolyn Bennett Broucek and Lovett Bennett, Jr., of Statesboro, Georgia. She was preceded in death by her father, Lovett Bennett.
Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the Dowling Funeral Home, 7509 New West Road at King Road, (King Rd between Central and Sylvania Ave.) Toledo, 419-841-8111. Visitation will also be held from 5:00-8:00 p.m., Tuesday at the Joiner - Anderson Funeral Home in Statesboro, GA. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church. Interment will be at the Eastside Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at Eastern Michigan University at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, Detroit, MI. For additional information or condolences, please visit;
Published in Toledo Blade on Apr. 27, 2013