Harry Irvin Leemaster



Harry Irvin Leemaster

ELMORE: Harry Irvin Leemaster, 82, of Elmore and Phoenix, Arizona passed away on April 22, 2013 at the Phoenix Baptist Hospital.

Harry is survived by his wife, Mary; brother Dean (Pat) Leemaster of Fremont; sisters, Jean (Harold) Hoffman of Helena, Lois Wagner of Catawba Island; sisters-in-law; Esther Leemaster, and Alta Leemaster, brothers-in-law, Laney (Susan) Streeter of Miami, Florida, Bob (Janice) Streeter of Sylvania; children, Buff Leemaster of Salem, Oregon, Mark Leemaster of Catawba Island, Dana Leemaster of Elmore, Heather Leemaster of Oak Harbor; grandchildren, Cassandra Wilburn of Oak Harbor, Andrea (Jake) Zieber of Fremont, Ben and Nicole Leemaster of Elk Rapids, Michigan; step-children, David (Linda) Happeny of Munds Park Arizona, Eric (Carol) Happeny of Stoney Ridge, Kelli Klickman of Elmore; step-grandchildren, Michelle (Justin) Fisch of Findlay, Anthony Happeny of Columbus, Justin Happeny of Waterville, Tori Klickman of Perrysburg, Hunter and Kami Klickman of Elmore; step-great-grandchildren; Lexi, Bryan and Bowen Fisch of Findlay; Harry is also survived by 25 nieces and nephews.

Harry was preceded in death by his mother and father, John and Ruth Leemaster; late wife Sharon Streeter Leemaster; brothers, Ray (Alice) Leemaster, Clair Leemaster, Bob (Florence) Leemaster, and Warren Leemaster.

Harry worked at US Gypsum in Genoa, Ohio where he worked in the lab for many years and retired in 1989 as supervisor. Harry and Mary are members of Grace Evangelical Church in Elmore. Harry was a very active member of the Elmore Lions Club for the last 20 years where he proudly received the Melvin Jones Award; the highest honor given to a member. He was the Vice President of the Bethany Crest/Bahama Association in Phoenix, AZ and the President of the Eagle View Condominium Association in Elmore.

He always looked forward to his week-long deer hunting adventure with his son Mark and other hunting buddies. He enjoyed many hobo dinners at Leeman Lake where he also enjoyed fishing. Everyone that knew Harry, knew what a great wood carver he was. He enjoyed showing his carvings and sharing them as gifts.

A memorial service and celebration of Harry's life will take place on June 1, 2013 at 11:00 am at the Grace Evangelical Church in Elmore.

Published in the News Herald on May 2, 2013