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Evelyn Leadingham

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Evelyn Leadingham Obituary
Leadingham, Evelyn 1930 - 2018
Evelyn Marie Leadingham, age 87, of Westerville and formerly of Gallipolis, died Monday morning, January 22, 2018 at Parkside Village. Born September 19, 1930 in Greenup, Kentucky. She was the daughter of the late Benjamin William and Marjorie Gladys Hickman Kegley. In addition to her parents, Marie is preceded by her husband Willis Leadingham who she married on June 28, 1947 and he preceded her on March 12, 2007, and by brothers and sisters Bernice Phipps, Helen Harner, Reva Marcum, Imogene Strong, Shirley Horner and Kenneth Kegley. Marie supported her husband in his leadership positions in the Lions Club and as a Shrinette. She was proudly a 50 year plus member of Gallipolis Chapter #283 of the Order of Eastern Star. Marie also participated in the numerous PTA's, Red Hat Society, square dancing clubs, senior citizens, and many other social activities. Marie was a licensed beautician and owner and managed Marie's Style Post in Syracuse. She later worked as a realtor at Leadingham Real Estate. She also managed the Knit Mill store for many years in the Gallipolis community. Marie retired from the Gallipolis Developmental Center where she operated the beauty salon for more than 10 years. She excelled at being a wife and mother, including several of her daughter's friends as part of her family. She was an excellent cook, seamstress, artist, wonderful friend, and the greatest mother and grandmother. Marie is survived by three daughters, Connie (Cantrell) Hitchcock and her husband, John, Barbara (Enoch, Finery) Sheets and her husband, Jeff and Rose Marie Fujimoto; six grandsons, Aaron (Beth) Cantrell, Brian Cantrell, Jason (Christina) Enoch, James Finnerty, Jeffrey (Lindsi) Enoch and Casey Fujimoto; along with eight great grandchildren; two brothers, Ben Kegley Jr, Paul (Alice) Kegley; a sister, Rosie Wendt; and by many nieces, nephews, and special friends that are considered family. Funeral services will be Friday, January 26, 2018 at 1 PM at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, 810 2nd. Ave., Gallipolis, Ohio 45631 with Rev. Ray Kane officiating. Entombment will follow in the Chapel of Hope at Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday, January 25, 2018 from 5-7 PM. Eastern Star services will be conducted by Gallipolis Chapter #283 at 7 PM. There will also be a memorial service on Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 5-7 PM at Parkside Village Senior Living, 730 North Spring Road, Westerville, Ohio 43082. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Guinther-Kiser-Johnson Nursing Scholarship, c/o Caryl Kiser, 6500 Meadowbrook Rd., Albany, Ohio 45710 or Capital City Hospice, 1650 Watermark Dr., Columbus, Ohio 43215. An online guest registry is available at http://www.waugh-halley-wood.com/
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Jan. 25, 2018
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