Jennie E. Leathers
DOVER - Jennie E. Leathers, 95, a resident of the Wentworth Home in Dover, died Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Hyder Family Hospice House following a brief illness.
She was born May 22, 1917, in Dover, the daughter of Frank and Mary (Towle) Leathers and was a lifetime resident of Dover. Jennie attended the Back River School and graduated from Dover High School in 1934 and attended MacIntosh Business College. She was employed as a bookkeeper at E.J. York Lumber and Coal, Strafford Bank, and at Red's Shoe Barn.
During this time, Jennie cared for her disabled mother and helped care for her sister with special needs. The city of Dover renamed her street to Leathers Lane in her honor. Jennie's was a life of taking care of others. She was an active member of the Dover Baptist Church, teaching Sunday school, participating in and later leading Christian Endeavor, and regularly attending Maranatha. She served on numerous committees. In 2009, she was featured in the Faces of Dover, with her part celebrating the farming heritage of the community. While at the Wentworth Home, she was active in the daily activities of the home, such as helping in the dining room, mail delivery, and providing loving support to the residents. She had the heart of a servant. She is survived by a nephew, Stephen Lord, two cousins, Marilyn (Pierce) Towle and Richard Towle, and a great-nephew Nathan Lord.
Friends and family may call Thursday, Feb. 7, from 10-11 a.m. at Wiggin-Purdy-McCooey-Dion Funeral Home at: 655 Central Avenue, in Dover, N.H. with a funeral service at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Pine Hill Cemetery in Dover. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Great Bay Services, 2061 Woodbury Ave. Newington, N.H. 03801. To sign our online guest book, please go to www.purdyfuneralservice.com
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