Mary Lou Leach
ALEXANDRIA - Mary Lou Leach, 85 of Alexandria, died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, after a sudden illness.
Mary was born Sept. 11, 1934, in Alexandria, the daughter of Lewis R and Mary M. (Imel) Disbennett. On June 23, 1951, she married Edgar F. Leach who survives.
Mary had been employed by Cox's Supermarket and Kmart in Anderson. She had been a babysitter for area families for over 50 years.
She was a member of the Goldwing Road Riders Club, Alexandria Quilt Guild, and Tops.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Ed Leach; her son, Ken (Martha) Leach of Alexandria; her daughter, Debi Johnson of Warren; her sister-in-law, Janene Southwick. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Nicci (Gus) Rosen, Brian (Shannon Lynn) Leach, Tabitha (Brett) Suman; great-grandchildren, Jessica (Jonathan) Combs, Caitlin (Michael) McIntyre, Darius Vogleman, Damek Voleman, Bailey Suman, Macenzie Suman, Jayden Suman; and her great-great-grandchildren, Aubrey, Keira, Rhylan, Andrew, Eljah.
She was preceded in death by her parents; son-in-law, Michael Johnson; and great-granddaughter, Serena Rosen.
A service of remembrance will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, at 6 p.m. at Whetsel Funeral Service, Alexandria, with Rev. Randy Murphy officiating. Cremation will follow.
Friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m.
Whetsel Funeral Service is honored to care for Mary and the Leach family.
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Published on October 17, 2019


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Bill & Claire Lee
Oct 20, 2019
Such a great lady. - enjoyed our many Gold Wing rides together .