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Ada A. (Armstrong) Leer, 104, of Anderson, passed away peacefully on Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, at Morrison Woods Health Campus.
She was born on July 9, 1912 in Henry County, to the late Curtis and Lora Ethel (Riggs) Armstrong.
Ada was a 1930 graduate of Cadiz High School and a resident of Anderson most all of her life.
She retired from Delco Remy Division of General Motors in 1978 after 48 years of service. She enjoyed her employment at Remy, and loved being around family and friends. One of her favorites was celebrating family birthday's, giving gifts, and going out to eat. She was a cheerful, kind and loving person who would go out of her was to take care of the elderly, being family members, friends or neighbors who could no longer care for themselves. Always sending cards or writing letters was a way she kept in touch, and to show how much she cared and loved them. She was always there and ready to help in whatever way she could.
Ada is survived by her nephews, George "Gregory" Armstrong of Spiceland, John "Jeffrey" Armstrong of Spiceland, nieces, Susie (Steve) Miles of South Carolina, and Patsy Elston of Madison, several great-nieces and nephews; plus several great-great-nieces and nephews. Also two very close friends, Barbara Bilbrey and Clarice Sholty.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hillary Leer; her parents; four brothers, George, John, Leroy and Richard; four sisters, Ruby Thomas, Geneva Ray, Nell Lenard, and Ella Shores; three nephews, Dick Armstrong, Donnie Leonard, Doug Shores; and a niece Jackie Shores.
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Loose Funeral Homes & Crematory, 200 W. 53rd St., Anderson.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will take place in Anderson Memorial Park.
Published on January 17, 2017
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