Virginia M. Leffler

September 19, 1921 ‒ April 27, 2018

Marion, Ohio


Virginia M. Leffler, age 96 of Marion, passed away on Friday April 27, 2018 at Marion General Hospital.

Virginia was born on September 19, 1921 in Marion, the daughter of Elsworth and Ruth (Bricker) Bailey. Virginia graduated from Claridon High School.

On February 16, 1947, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Marion, Virginia was united in marriage to George C. Leffler; the couple was married 43 years until George preceded her in death on February 27, 1990.

Virginia had a passion for cooking and baking; so serving as the cafeteria supervisor for Pleasant Schools was a perfect fit for her. She faithfully served the students and staff of the Pleasant Schools for over 20 years. Virginia also enjoyed being involved with the Homemakers Club of Trinity Lutheran Church. Later, she and George became members of Emanuel Lutheran Church. She was an active member of the Pleasant Senior Citizen Center. OSU Football was a highlight for Virginia in the fall and she could be found cheering on any number of Pleasant School sporting events.

Virginia cherished her family. As a devoted wife, she and George made a wonderful life together. She poured her heart and soul into her children and her most prized title was that of Grandma, as she doted over her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Virginia is survived by her children: Ronald A. (Stephanie) Leffler, Brenda J. Murray, and Elaine K. Leffler; grandchildren: Lisa (Lonnie) West, Donald Leffler, and Christopher (Kathryn) Murray; great grandchildren: Lauren, Avery, Hank, and Nolen West and Faith, Mason, Blake, and Autumn Murray; She is also survived by her sister-in-law Gwyn Bailey.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband George C. Leffler; and siblings: June (Emmett) Beckel and Ralph Bailey.

Visitation will be Tuesday May 1, 2018 at Snyder Funeral Home, DENZER Chapel, 360 East Center St., Marion from 4PM to 7PM; Funeral service will be Wednesday at Emanuel Lutheran Church, 241 South Prospect St., Marion at 10:30AM with Rev. Mark Schuring officiating; Burial will be in Marion Cemetery.

If so desired, donations may be made to the Emanuel Lutheran Church Radio Fund.

The Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to be serving the Leffler family; condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting

  • Ron, Stephanie and Family,

    We are so sorry to learn about your mother. We are thinking about you at this difficult time. We will keep you in our prayers.

    Bonnie and Jim

  • So sorry for your loss. She was a spunky lady!! I remember her well. You are in my prayers. Deborah

  • We are so sorry for the loss of your mom. Ron, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.
    Dave and Mary Ann Hirsch

  • Elaine and family,
    My many thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Your mother was a wonderful woman and we always had great respect and fun with her. She will be missed greatly.
    May she rest in Peace in the arms of the Lord and may God Bless you all.

    Cindi Joy (Matteson) Farmer

  • Elaine and family,
    We are so very sorry and sad for your loss. Our hearts and prayers are with each one of you. Your mom was a very special lady.
    Sherrie & Rick Haver and Mary Richardson

  • Ron & Stephanie, we share with you in your loss and surround you with our love and prayers! May the depth of your faith and the love of those who share your loss comfort you at this time of sadness! Tears cleanse, memories comfort, and love lives on forever! Ron & Peg McCauley

  • Elaine, Brenda and Ron,

    I have memories of your mother from as far back as Claridon School. She was a few years ahead of me but we knew everyone . I have enjoyed her friendship over these many years. My heartfelt sympathy and prayers are for you at this time. Ruth

  • We are sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. Many blessings and prayers to you and your family.