Elaine Kay Leffler

July 01, 1954 ‒ June 02, 2021

Marion, Ohio

Elaine Kay Leffler, age 66 of Marion, passed away at her home Wednesday, June 2, 2021.

Elaine was born July 1, 1954 in Marion, the daughter of George Carl and Virginia Mae (Bailey) Leffler. Elaine was a 1972 graduate of Pleasant High School. She earned her Bachelor degree from The Ohio State University and her Master degree from Ashland University.

Elaine was a devoted educator for Pleasant Schools where she faithfully taught 4th grade for over 32 years, retiring in 2013. During her time at the school Elaine was involved with everything she could be. She loved to be with the kids and enjoyed the comradery with her fellow teachers. Even in retirement she couldn’t stay away and volunteered for several years.

Elaine was an avid videographer and photographer. Above all she adored her family and was always the favorite aunt to her nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

She is survived by her sister: Brenda J. Murray; sister-in-law Stephanie Leffler; nieces and nephews: Lisa (Lonnie) Leffler-West, Donald (Julia) Leffler and Chris (Kathryn) Murray; great nieces and great nephews: Faith, Mason, Blake, and Autumn Murray and Lauren, Nolan, Hank and Avery West.

Elaine is preceded in death by her parents and brother, Ronald A. Leffler

Visitation will be Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at Emanuel Lutheran Church, 241 S Prospect St, Marion from 10AM to 12Noon; Funeral service will follow at 12Noon with Rev. Mark Schuring officiating; burial will be in Marion Cemetery.

If so desired donations may be made to Emanuel Lutheran Church, Radio Fund or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

The Snyder Funeral Homes, Denzer Chapel is honored to serve the Leffler family; condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com



  • Elaine was a well like person. I enjoyed working with her. She will be missed by many. Rest in peace my friend.

  • Ms. Leffler was such a sweet lady and wonderful teacher to my children. Rest in peace Elaine. You will be missed.

  • She was a great teacher for me over 10 years ago, and I enjoyed her class every single day. I know that many of my peers can say the same. She will definitely be missed.

  • I worked with Elaine at Pleasant Elementary. She was a kind and sweet person. Elaine cared so much for her students and strived to help make learning easier for them. Prayers and hugs to her family and friends during this difficult time.

  • Ms. Leffler was a teacher of mine back in the day. She was such a kind hearted person. She was definitely one of my favorite teacher. Prayers for her family and friends during this difficult time.

  • Ms. Leffler was one of my first “favorite” teachers. It showed that she cared & couldn’t stay away. Blessings to her & her loved ones grieving.

  • Elaine was a sister to all of us Blashinsky girls. Renee’ and her were best of friends . I’m so sad and shocked we lost another Angil . Sending prayers and strength and God Bless the Family , we love you Elaine ❤️🙏🌹❤️🎈

  • My condolences go out to Elaine’s family. I went to Pleasant School with Elaine until I moved away to Upper Sandusky in our sophomore year. I thought it incredibly ironic that my niece, Christy Abbott Lehner taught school at the same school Elaine and I attended and Elaine taught there too!

    Your gentle spirit and soft laughter will be missed!

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