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Annabelle Leigh, 84, of Oshkosh, formerly of the Lime Ridge area, died on Saturday, March 30, 2013, at St. Luke's Hospital in Milwaukee, following complications from heart surgery. She was born on April 1, 1928, in the town of Washington, Sauk County, the daughter of Harry and Clara (Gonslin) Jaquish. Annabelle was a 1946 graduate of Lime Ridge High School. On January 25, 1947, she was married to Morris Leigh. Together they farmed in the Lime Ridge area for many years. She also worked as a custodian and school bus driver for the Weston School District. Annabelle later worked as a health care facility maintenance supervisor in Oshkosh until her retirement. She enjoyed woodworking, horseback riding, snowmobiling and riding her motorcycle.
Survivors include her two children, Kathleen (Luke) Miller, of Caledonia; and Dan Leigh, of Chicago, IL; two grandchildren, Jennifer (Steven) Burks and Luke J. Miller; two great-grandchildren, Cade and Avery Burks; two sisters, Rosalie Meyer, of Reedsburg; and Barbara Fosnow, of Sun Prairie; her special friend, Mary "Woody" Knudsen, of Oshkosh; many nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Ted Jaquish; two sisters, Alice Krinke and Betty Hineman; and her former husband, Morris Leigh.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 6, 2013, at the United Methodist Church in Lime Ridge, with Pastor Bob Maeglin officiating. Interment will be in the Lime Ridge Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday at the Hoof Funeral Home in Reedsburg. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Oshkosh Area Humane Society, the Lime Ridge Cemetery Association or the Lime Ridge United Methodist Church would be appreciated.
The Hoof Funeral Home is serving the family.
Published in Oshkosh Northwestern on Apr. 3, 2013