Leona "Lea" Jeffery

Leona "Lea" M. Jeffery

MANSFIELD: Leona "Lea" M. Jeffery, 56, of Mansfield passed away March 4, 2014. Born December 7, 1957, she was the daughter of Ervin Dale and Mary Jane (Hockinsmith) Strouse. Lea worked for Volunteers of America for 20 years. She enjoyed being outdoors landscaping, tending to flowers, and being around her pond and rock garden. A good hearted woman, Lea would always go above and beyond for anyone, always more concerned for everyone else rather than herself. She was the neighborhood "mom" to everyone. Lea loved being "in the loop" and was on the phone constantly, staying in touch with her family and friends. In her free time, she enjoyed crafting and playing cards. Lea was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, and she will truly be missed.

Surviving are her husband, Raoul Jeffery; daughter, Tammy Jeffery of Mansfield; sons, Ralph (Diane) Jeffery of Mansfield, Chad (Dana) Jeffery of Mansfield, and Mike Jeffery of Mansfield; grandchildren, Tabitha and Paul Kelly, Jeffrey Lawhorn, Caitlyn Loveland, Jordan and Kayla Jeffery, Aariona, Jayce, and Paxton Jeffrey, Ethan Browning, and Jaydan Alexander-Jeffrey; great grandchildren, Nora and Caleb Kelly; sisters, Shirley Kaser, Goldie (Scotty) Richards, and Diane (Eugene) Humphrey; brothers, Grover (Judy) Strouse, Steve (Cindy) Strouse, and Dwayne Strouse; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Lea was preceded in death by her parents and brother, David Strouse.

Family and friends are invited to call Saturday, March 8, 2014 from 12-3 p.m. at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 100 S. Lexington Springmill Rd., Ontario. Funeral services, conducted by Pastor William Cantlebarry, will begin at 3:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to , 10501 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106.

Online guest registry at www.wappner.com


Funeral Home

Wappner Funeral Directors & Crematory
100 S Lexington-Springmill Rd Ontario, OH 44906
(419) 529-2323

Published in the News Journal on Mar. 5, 2014