Leatha C. Lemon

May 11, 1919 ‒ January 05, 2005

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Leatha Christina Lemon, age 85, of Mount Vernon died Wednesday January 5, 2005 at the Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon. Mrs. Lemon was born May 11, 1919 in Delaware County to George William Harvey and Maggie Belle (Ross) Stopher, attended Centerburg High School and had spent most of her lifetime in Knox County. She had been employed at the cafeterias at Mount Vernon High School and the Meadow Lane Elementary School in Gambier. Mrs. Lemon was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ, Latter Day Saints in Mount Vernon; the Helpers Union at the Advent Christian Church in Mount Liberty and the Mount Liberty Home Beautifiers Garden Club. Mrs. Lemon’s hobbies included gardening, home decorating, cooking and cake decorating.

Surviving are her daughters Barbara (Louis) Cesta of Hilliard, Marjorie (Michael) Lack of Boston, Mass., and Lois Sheffield of Columbus; step-daughters Terri (Craig) Chancellor of Cary, North Carolina, and Phyllis (Rufugio) Alva of Oceanside, California; 3 grandchildren Debbie (Brian) Martin, Laurie (David Usner) Seleski, and Suzanne (Gerald Fullington) Seleski; 7 step grandchildren Jennifer, Darian, David, and Brooke Chancellor, Denise and Craig Lemon and Ty Miller; 5 great grandchildren Tyler, Elizabeth, Madeline, Lena Rose, and Piper; 2 step great grandchildren; her brother S. Dwight (Freda) Stopher of Toledo; her sister Margaret Durbin of Mount Vernon; and many nieces, nephews, and special friends too numerous to mention. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by husbands Harley Twigg, Clifford Lemon, stepson Kenneth Lemon, great grandson Jordan Martin, sister Neva Bean and 2 brothers Herbert Stopher and Chester Stopher.

Friends may call Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home 619 East High Street, Mount Vernon. Funeral services will be Saturday at 1 PM at the Church of Jesus Christ, Latter Day Saints on Beech Street in Mount Vernon. Burial will follow at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.

This obituary and online condolences to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com