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BEATRICE LEATHERMAN Beatrice L. "Bea" Leatherman, 84, of the Rockhill Mennonite Community, West Rockhill Twp., and formerly of Quakertown, died Thursday, May 2, 2013, in Abington Health Lansdale Hospital, Hatfield Twp. She was the wife of Russell H. Leatherman. The couple had celebrated their 64th Wedding Anniversary September 4, 2012. Born in Montgomeryville, she was the daughter of the late Adolph E. and Laura (Marcellious) Wilson. She owned and operated Leatherman's Beauty Shop, Perkasie, for over 20 years. Then, she was employed by the Harleysville Insurance Co., Harleysville, for a number of years until her retirement in 1990. She was a member of St. Andrew's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Perkasie, where she volunteered in the Church Office folding bulletins and newsletters. An avid gardener, she also enjoyed doing crossword puzzles. Surviving with her husband are her daughter, Debra L. Winton and her husband, Gary J., of Riegelsville; five grandchildren, Rodd J. White and his wife, Krista, Jon J. White and his wife, Jessica, Michael L. Winton and his fiance, Michele Zepp, Chris A. Winton and his wife, Audrey and Melissa A. Davis and her husband, Michael; eight great-grandchildren, Erik, Kara, Jayden, Brielle, Emily, Jacob, Kayla and Deacon; and a brother, Donald Wilson, of Skippack. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Paul, Norris and Adolph Wilson and a sister, Geraldine L. Groover. Her Funeral Services will be held Monday, May 6, at 11AM in St. Andrew's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 20 Dill Avenue, Perkasie, where family and friends may call from 9:30AM until service time. Interment will follow in St. Andrew's Union Cemetery, Perkasie. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the , 480 Norristown Road, Suite 150, Blue Bell, PA 19422, or to the , 1617 JFK Blvd., Suite 700, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Arrangements are by the Bernard Suess Funeral Home, 606 Arch Street, Perkasie. www.suessfuneralhome.net

Published in The Reporter on May 3, 2013
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