Beverly Jean (Drennen) Leedy

February 16, 1942 ‒ September 13, 2021

Loudonville, Ohio

Beverly Jean (Drennen) Leedy, 79, of Loudonville, Ohio passed away Monday. September 13, 2021.

Bev was born Feb. 16, 1942, in Massillon, Ohio, the daughter of Paul Alfred Drennen and Daisy Jean (Rutter) Drennen.

She was a 1960 graduate of Massillon High School where she was a 4-year member of the Massillon Tiger Swing band.

She enjoyed all sporting events, especially those that including her grandchildren.

She is survived by two sons, Gary and Cathy Leedy, Lakeland, Florida, Ned of Loudonville; five grandchildren, Danielle, Robert J. “R.J.” Leedy II and Madison, Morgan, Allison Leedy; and her last remaining sibling, Suzanne (Greg) Donohoe of Wooster.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert J. Leedy whom she married June 10, 1962, a daughter, Kristine Marie Leedy, and a brother Paul “Bud” Drennen.

Calling hours will be held Sat., Sept. 18 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Loudonville.   Services following with Paster Scott Henderson.

Memorial contributions should be made to the Loudonville-Perrysville Band or Athletic Boosters Association or Ohio Health Hospice, Richland County.

Online condolences may be made at


  • Ned I know this is a difficult time for you and your girls, and I wish I had words to make it easier. My deepest sympathy in the passing of your Mom. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • We enjoyed Bev and Bob years before we bought Leedy’s. They were both witty and happy to celebrate life. Your mom could always be described as bright and shining. She revered her boys, even some who were not biological, and supported everyone’s endeavors.
    It was fun to have her around Jericho in these last years, and we will miss her.

  • Gary and Ned, I loved your parents and have some amazing memories, but your mother was always so sweet and ornery. She was a great woman that loved our community, and enjoyed time with her friends. I pray that your family can cherish the memories that were made over the years, and take pride in the fact that your mother made an impact in so many lives in our small community. She will be missed, but never forgotten.
    Love and hugs,
    Jerrilynn McDaniel

  • Ned and Gary, Sosorry to hear of your mother’s passing. she and your dad were great community people. They will be greatly missed Jack & Doris McElwain

  • So sorry for your loss Gary and Ned. No words can describe losing your mother. Prayers from Gary and I. Maddy, Morgan and Ali may God help you heal and get thru this difficult time. Love you all.

  • The Gribble Girls – Jeane, Traci and Tami extend our deepest condolences on the loss of Bev. Always alot of laughter with her presence around. May that laughter always remain in your hearts as the years go by without her.

  • Dear Ned, Gary, Susie, and families – May God give you peace knowing your dear mother, grandmother, and sister is reunited with your dad, baby sister, and so many other friends and family she always loved and remembered. She probably went running with open arms!
    We cherish our years of love and friendship with Bev and Bob (even you ornery boys). God bless you all.

  • Gary, Ned and family we are so sorry to hear about the passing of Bevy. We have so many fond memories of her and Bob that will be forever cherished. We are sending our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time to you all.

  • The Lincoln & Gloria Fraser family send condolences. I remember the big dog your folks had that nipped at my heels one day as I walked past your place on Market Street going home from school. I was in 3rd or 4th grade at the time.

    Memories are what keep them alive in our minds!

  • Dearest Ned, Gary and family, I am so saddened by the loss of Bevy. She was ‘one of a kind’ and always had a smile on her face, and put many smiles on others. Keep your memories close. Hugs, Judy

  • Gary, Cathy, and family. Terry snd I offer our love and friendship as you remember your sweet mom and grandma. Losing a parent leaves us a bit empty, but you are blessed to have had Bev to enrich your lives. We send prayers of comfort and peace.

  • Dear Ned, Gary and your families, So sorry to hear of Bev,s passing. The community has lost a great booster (in anything that was going on). Jim and I will always remember our trips snowmobiling, to Pelee Island, etc., and the extra fun Bev injected into whatever was going on. May she rest in peace, and may you never forget your parents.

  • Ned I’m sorry to hear about your mom.she was a nice lady and will be missed.If you need anything you know how to get a hold of me.

  • Ned and Gary,
    My heart goes out to you and your families. I will forever cherish the memories on Westover Trace with Bob & Bev as neighbors. I’ve seen ‘ornery’ to describe Bev and golly if that isn’t the truth. Her and Bob laughing, bickering, and back to laughing…ahhhhhh, her laugh was contagious and her smile was vibrant. Norm and Bob are in for it now (haha) and I’m sure they are all smiles! Sending my love.

  • Dear Gary and Ned we send our deepest sympathies in the passing of your mother. She was a wonderful funny loving lady and could always make you smile. I’m sure you have many cherished memories to keep in your hearts to get you through this difficult time May God bless your family Doug and Patty Shannon

  • Gary and Ned,

    I am so sorry for your loss. I have a lot of great memories of both of your parents. Your Mom was always at all the sporting events. I remember her cheering us on at our volleyball games. She was so much fun and always laughing and absolutely full of life. Praying for you guys.

  • Oh Ned and Gary, what a lovely lady your mom was! She was always so warm and friendly to us. Our deepest condolences to all of you! She loved life in Loudonville and she will be missed. Hugs, Deb Spreng and Family

  • Gary and Ned, so sad to read of your mom’s passing. She was always cheerful and lots of fun. Know you will greatly miss her. My deepest condolences and prayers to you and your families during this difficult time.
    Mrs. Ken (Ruth) Carver

  • Gary and Ned, So sorry to hear your Mom’s passing. Bev was like a sister, and a life long friend. God is getting a very special person. George Pappas, Jacksonville Florida.

  • So sorry for your loss. I so enjoyed hearing her cheer the girls on at ball games. Praying for comfort and healing ❤️‍🩹

  • Ned and Gary, I am saddened to hear about the loss of your mom My condolences go out to you both at this time. I pray that you are able to find peace and comfort during this time.

  • Ned & Family,
    Am so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. Will be keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.


    Joanne Gedraitis

  • Deepest Sympathy during this difficult time. Your Mom will truly be missed in the Redbird Community. Prayers and Hugs being sent.

  • Prayers ahead during this time of saddness.Always remember the love in your hearts to a terrific Mom.Hugs Ned an family always here on the hill ! Jack an Donna

  • Ned, Gary and families,
    So very sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. She was a happy, funny and grand lady.
    We ladies always had such a great time when she came and helped us make greeting cards for the soldiers.
    I know she will be playing cards upstairs with Aunt Grace.
    Gail and Patty Hunter

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