Leona J. “Leigh” Flohr

July 05, 1935 ‒ October 26, 2014

Galion, Ohio

Leona “Leigh” June Flohr, 79, of Galion, died Sunday, October 26, 2014 at home.

She was born in Edison on July 5, 1935 to Albert and Mattie Marie (Amick) Hobbs. She married David Flohr, Jr. on December 24, 1977 and he preceded her in death on October 10, 2011.

Leigh moved to Galion after attending school in Mt. Gilead and was employed at the former North Electric in Galion. She relocated to Sandusky in the mid 1960’s and was employed by the Sandusky Register working in classified advertising until 1976 when she returned to Galion. She held employment at the Galion Inquirer up until the time that she and her husband opened Galion’s Family Restaurant, (now Granny’s Kitchen), which they operated into the 1980’s. She enjoyed reading, gardening, television classics, camping and mushroom hunting at Dogwood Valley in her younger years. Her heart was always in Morrow County where she grew up a farm girl, the youngest in a large family. Her best attribute was her sense of humor. She enjoyed reminiscing about the pranks and practical jokes she played on her siblings and nieces as a young girl. She was a thoughtful and loving person who always made sure others needs were met before her own and considered her only grandchild, Andrew the treasure of her life.

She is survived by two daughters, Michelle (Kris) McCarthy of Galion and Kris Harrison of Columbus, grandson, Andrew David McCarthy of Columbus and several nieces which all remained special to her.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by five siblings, Hershel Hobbs, Roscoe Hobbs, Alberta Magill, Margie Russell and Esther Jordan.

At Leigh’s request, no services will be held.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital or to the American Cancer Society in care of the Snyder Funeral Home Richardson Davis Chapel, 218 S. Market Street, Galion, Ohio 44833.

Snyder Funeral Home Richardson Davis Chapel in Galion is honored to serve the family of Leigh Flohr, and condolences may be made to them at www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

  • In years gone by, many times I would talk to Aunt Leigh on the phone, and we would laugh until we cried…just joking about such little, insignificant things, yet somehow we always found the humor in so many situations. I will miss her voice, as she was the only person who addressed me as “Marsha Lynn.” She was my mom’s youngest sister and a source of laughter and gaiety every time she was near. Our deepest sympathy to you, Missy. I know you have been such a devoted daughter all these years. We are here if you need us.

    Marsha and Glenn Cheesman

  • To the families of Leigh,
    Max and I send our love and sympathy to all of you in the loss of your loved one.
    Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this time and in the days to follow.
    Ruby and Max
    Harlingen, Texas.