April 06, 1917 ‒ May 15, 2002
MANSFIELD: Louise Leffler, 85, of Orchard Park Road, Mansfield, died Wednesday afternoon May 15, 2002 in MedCentral Mansfield Hospital following a short illness.
She was born April 6, 1917 in Shelby to Frank and Amelia (Nerich) Eli, and had been a lifelong Richland County resident.
Louise had worked at Spring Hinge in Shelby prior to her marriage on July 12, 1941 to John Leffler.
She was a member of Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, where she had been active on the prayer chain, helping with church bazaars, and formerly taught Sunday school.
A homemaker, Louise enjoyed gardening and home canning the fruits of her labor. She loved to bake, notably her prize winning Black Walnut cake, and always kept an apple pie in the freezer, so as to “never send anyone from her home hungry.” She found great joy in entertaining and serving others, painting figurines, and crocheting.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years John Leffler; her son and daughter-in-law Ed and Linda Leffler of Orlando, Florida; two grandsons J. Michael Leffler of Glendale, California and Christopher J. Leffler of Orlando, Florida; four sisters Angela Burdett of Galion, Helen Ackerman of Crestline, Luella Schiffer of Shelby and Donna York of Mansfield; and eight nieces and nephews.
Friends may call this evening Monday May 20, 2002 from 5-8 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home. A service in celebration of her life will be held Tuesday at 11 am in Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, 3716 Bellville North Road, with the Rev. Randy Weaver officiating. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery in Shelby.
Memorial contributions to Chapel Hill United Methodist Church may be made at the funeral home.