Margaret Kathleen “Katie” Leapley

June 19, 1934 ‒ June 25, 2020

Crestline, Ohio

Margaret Kathleen “Katie” Leapley, 86, of Crestline went home to be with her Lord on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital.

She was born on June 19, 1934 in Lawrence County, Kentucky and was the daughter of J. Crit and Lillian Belle (Roberts) See. In 1937 the family moved to the rural Galion area. Katie is survived by her husband of nearly 53 years, Londell Lash Leapley whom she married on July 1, 1967.

Katie was a 1952 graduate of Lexington High School. She worked as a secretary, working four years at the Shelby Air Force Depot, five years at Perfection Steel Body Company in Galion and 33 years in the Medical Records Department at the Galion Community Hospital, retiring in 1996. Katie loved traveling, by either car or motorcycle. She also enjoyed reading, gardening, photography, nature and animals, always having cats and dogs and she loved her Jesus.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by daughter Debra Schneider; two granddaughters Lindsay Schneider and Brandy (Roger II) Willis and three great-grandchildren Ashley, Roger III and Christian Willis.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by seven brothers, Henry, George, John, Frank, Billy Joe, Harry and Don See and a son-in-law Dean Schneider.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, July 2, 2020 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St. Galion, Ohio 44833. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 11, 2020 at the Grace Brethren Church, 1055 Winchester Road Galion, Ohio with Rev. Jeff Pennington officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Galion Grace Brethren Church or the Humane Society serving Crawford County in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Margaret Leapley, and condolences may be made to them at

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  • I’m so sorry to hear of Margaret’s passing, I had the pleasure of working with her at the Hospital. Sending prayers to the Leapley family.

    Margaret Bashoff

  • So sorry to hear of Katie’s passing! Praying for peace and comfort for Lonnie and the family!
    Pam Bright

  • Lon i was so sorry to hear about Katie..may she R.I.P…i had the pleasure knowing Katie and Lon or over 33yrs… prayers be with you…

  • Lon,
    We’re so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. We miss seeing and talking to you when you walked your dog.

  • So sorry about Katie’s passing. She was a great woman and will be sorely missed. The memorial video is so good. You’re in my thoughts & prayers. Take care.
    Keep in touch.
    Love, Marilyn

  • Lonnie

    Sorry to hear about Katie but we know that she is with our Lord; My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Donna Wilson and sons Barry, Dave and Doug Snyder

  • Katie was such a sweet woman, I will never forget her kind smile and upbeat spirit. I never knew her to be in a bad mood! I grew up at J&M Trading Post in Leesville and always loved seeing Katie and Lonnie walk their dog every single day for years.

    Condolences to the family –

    Sarah (Everly) Myers