News Death Notice

LEIS-KOHL, Bertha L. 97, of Springfield, Ohio, died June 14, 2014, at Springfield Regional Medical Center. She was born February 18, 1917, in Armstrong, Illinois, the daughter of the late Owen W. and Rilla (Donaldson) Young. She was a member of Hillside Church of God and, in 1977, retired as head cook at Reid School. She is survived by her three children: Joyce (Robert) Lee of Severna Park, Maryland; Judy (Robert) Schmitt of Waverly, Ohio; and Wayne (Patty) Leis of Springfield, Ohio. She leaves three grandchildren: Robert (Amy) Lee of Severna Park, Maryland; John (Nina) Lee of Chennai, India; and Mitchell (Darcy) Leis of Springfield, Ohio. She is also survived by six great-grandchildren: Elizabeth Lee, Allyson Lee, and Davis Lee of Severna Park, Maryland; Julian Lee and Duncan Lee of Chennai, India; and Ava Leis of Springfield, Ohio. Mrs. Kohl was preceded in death by sisters L. Jean Anders of Crossville, Tennessee, and Ruth E. Young of Springfield, Ohio, and husbands Carl B. Leis and Robert Kohl, both of Springfield, Ohio. Friends and family may attend services on Thursday, June 19, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. at the JACKSON LYTLE & LEWIS LIFE CELEBRATION CENTER, Springfield, with Pastor Edward Dugan officiating. Family will receive friends at 1:00 p.m. until time of service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Clark Memorial Home, 106 Kewbury Rd., Springfield, OH, 45504, or to . Condolences may be expressed to her family at


Funeral Home

Jackson, Lytle & Lewis Life Celebration Center
2425 North Limestone Street Springfield, OH 45503
(937) 399-2811

Published in Springfield News-Sun from June 17 to June 18, 2014