Leta Eileen Kick
August 11, 1927 ‒ June 12, 2020
LAKEVILLE: Leta Eileen Kick passed away peacefully Friday, June 12, 2020, in Danbury Senior Living in Wooster surrounded by her family. She was 92.
She was born August 11, 1927, to parents Lester & Louella (Smith) Pyers in Holmes County. After Leta graduated from Nashville High School with the class of 1945, she went on to nursing college at Akron General School of Nursing and graduated as a registered nurse with the class of 1948. On November 21, 1948, she married Raymond E. Kick and the pair were married for 50 years until his passing in October of 1999.
Leta spent the majority of her career at Kettering Hospital in Loudonville, from its opening in 1958 until her retirement in 1992. While there she was also director of nursing for several years. Later during her retirement, Leta volunteered at the Wooster Community Hospital from 2000 to 2014.
Leta was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Loudonville. Being very active in the church she was apart of the church council and enjoyed helping with funeral dinners. Throughout Leta’s lifetime, she was able to travel to all 50 states, Europe, Australia, and other parts of the world. She enjoyed watching her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren show animals in 4-H, reading, and completing word search. Leta and Ray loved to watch the West Holmes High School girls’ and boys’ basketball and they both worked in the West Holmes Music Boosters refreshment stand.
Leta’s family would like to extend a special thank you to all of the staff and caregivers from Danbury Senior Living and Hospice of Wooster for their excellent care.
She is survived by her three daughters Connie (Luke) Hoffa, Diane (Dennis) Murray, and Linda (Lynn) Ratzel; 9 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren; and her fur baby Sammy.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Raymond E. Kick; son James Kick; sister Lula Lang; and infant brothers.
Leta’s family will receive friends Tuesday, June 16, 2020, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Snyder Funeral Home- Lindsey Chapel, 123 N. Market Street, Loudonville, Ohio. A private family funeral service will take place on Wednesday. Pastor Scott Henderson will officiate and burial will follow in Nashville Cemetery.
Contributions in Leta’s memory to Zion Lutheran Church, Hospice of Wooster, or Nashville Cemetery Association may be made at the funeral home.
Snyder Funeral Home- Lindsey Chapel is honored to serve Leta’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com