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Patricia A. Leath

Patricia A. Leath, 86

Attica - Patricia "Pat" Ann (Scherer) Leath, 86, Attica, passed away in the St. Vincent Williamsport Hospital, on Monday, January 6, 2014, at 12:17 p.m.

Pat was born at home in Cicero, Indiana, on April 4, 1927. She was the daughter of the late John Dewey and Nora Dell Marie (Cook) Scherer. She was raised in Cicero, graduating from Jackson Central High School in 1945. She received her undergraduate degree with honors from Ball State Teachers College in 1949. While attending school at Ball State she was a member of the Alpha Omega Pi Sorority. For several years, Pat taught Kindergarten in Speedway, IN and attended Columbia University. She later received her Masters Degree in Elementary Education from Columbia University in New York, graduating with honors. While attending Columbia University, she met John Blandford Leath and a romance began.

On August 22, 1954, Pat married John Leath in the Cicero Christian Church.

Pat retired as an elementary school teacher for the Attica Consolidated School Corp. She was a school teacher in the Attica Grade School for 35 years. She taught over 1,000 children and loved each and everyone of them. She took joy in seeing them grow, succeed and have good lives.

Pat was a member of the Jobs Daughters; Eastern Star; member and sponsor of the Rainbow Girls; Tri Kappa Sorority in Attica.

Pat leaves behind her husband, John of 59 years; her two daughters, Jennifer Ann Leath, Huntington, IN and Joanna Kay ( Brad ) Williams, Chapel Hill, NC; four grandchildren, John Blandford Leath Gladden, Jeffrey Scherer Gladden, Katherine Victoria Williams and Samantha Joanna Williams.

Friends may call at the Maus Funeral Home, Attica, on Saturday, January 11th, from 12:00 p.m. until the service time at 3:00 p.m. with Ed Osborne officiating. Private family burial will be held in the Cicero Cemetery, Cicero, IN, on Sunday, January 12th. Memorial contributions may be made to the Patricia Ann Leath Scholarship Fund.

Condolences may be sent on line to www.mausfuneralhome.com.




Published in the Journal & Courier on Jan. 10, 2014
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