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Fort Worth, Texas: Leanna Jane (Clause) Hicar, 68, passed away Friday, April 25, 2014, after fighting a courageous battle against Myelodysplastic Syndrome.
Memorial Service will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, May 10, 2014, at South Oaks Baptist Church, 5925 U.S. Hwy. 287 in Arlington, Texas. A graveside service will be held later this summer in Thompson. Burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery in Thompson.
Leanna was born April 3, 1946, to Jack and Lori (Keck) Clause Sr. in Indianapolis, Indiana. She lived in Ohio most of her life before moving to Texas in 1999. She enjoyed bowling, cross-stitch, and watching baseball and football before becoming legally blind. After early disability retirement, she also enjoyed playing cards, bingo and casino trips.
She was preceded in death by her third husband, John Hicar; her second husband, James Manak; her first husband, David Moore; parents, Jack Clause Sr. and Lori (Keck) Hotchkiss; brother, Richard Clause; sister, Virginia Miller; niece, Sherry (Miller) Kirchenbauer; and son-in-law, Scott Buterbaugh.
She is survived by her daughter, Mikki Buterbaugh of Thompson; son, Paul (Kim) Manak of Collins; daughter, Kris (Austin) Hellwig of Arlington, Texas; 3 grandchildren, Audrey, Jake, and Heather; brother, Jack Clause Jr.; and her canine companion, Molly.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Meals on Wheels, Tarrant County 320 S. Freeway, Ft. Worth, TX 76104 or online at mealsonwheels.org Tarrant County division or to the Myelodysplastic Syndromes Foundation at www.mds-foundation.org/donate.
Published in The News-Herald on May 4, 2014