Leta Eileen Kick

August 11, 1927 ‒ June 12, 2020

Lakeville, Ohio

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

  • Linda,
    I’m so sorry to hear about your Mom. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Love and prayers to the whole family!
    Many Hugs and Love
    Thinking of you all!
    Tammy Taylor

    I am so sorry for your loss .Your Mom was a sweet lady and ago getter for sure.

  • What a wonderful woman your mother was. Always smiling and positive. We’re so sorry for your loss.
    Walt and Detta Miller

  • Dear Connie & Family,
    What a fun, great Lady! I will miss her.
    I’ve recently had a knee replacement & I can’t attend the calling hours. Please know You are in my thoughts & prayers.
    Peace Be with You.
    Andi Arnholt

  • Connie, Diane and Linda, Thinking of you at this time of loss. Our mothers were born on the same day and I believe your mother always said she was the youngest. Love and prayers, Beverly (Ling) Wiles

  • Sending love and light to you all ~ xo

    I sooo enjoyed watching the video…made me tear and smile at the same time.
    Much sympathy for your loss of your mom from this earth. She will be missed.

    Much love,

  • I worked a short time at Kettering with Leta, she was a wonderful person.
    Praying for you all.

  • What a precious video memory of your dear Mom! I will always remember those ‘coffee times’ she and Mom shared on a regular basis, while we often played together! We will miss her smiling face so ready to help and lift up others. May the Lord hold you close as you grieve and lean on Him.
    Kathy Chase

  • Connie,Diane and Linda:
    Thinking of everyone today. I am sending my prayers.
    Aunt Leta and Mom had so many good times together. Now they are together again.
    Aunt Leta had a long and amazing life. She will be missed.
    Please take care of yourselves in the coming days. May you find peace and happiness in all the memories you have and will share. The video 9f Aunt Leta’s life was just beautiful.

    God bless all of you!