Virginia Frances Leake
A Mass of Christian Burial for Virginia Frances Leake, 92, of Perry
will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 28, 2019 at St. William
Catholic Church in Perry with Father John Henderson officiating. Burial
will be at St. Paul Cemetery in rural Center.
Visitation will be Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Bienhoff Funeral Home
Mrs. Leake passed away at 11:59 p.m., December 24, 2019 at Monroe
Manor Nursing Home in Paris.
She was born November 30, 1927 in Monroe County, the daughter of
James Alphonsus and Mary Alice Hamill Tully.
She married Albert Daniel Leake in Perry on September 6, 1951 and he
preceded her in death on January 10, 1985.
Survivors include; two sons, Gayle (Leanna) Leake of Vandalia and
Bradley Leake of New London; four daughters, Teresa (Steve) Cody of
Kirksville, Diana (Ernie) Duckworth of New London, Delores (Brian)
Woodhurst of Perry and Trudy (Steve) Laws of Hannibal; one
daughter-in-law, Sandra Kay Leake of New London; two brothers, Bill
Tully of Perry and Towny Tully of Bloomington, IL; two sisters,
Marynelle Power of Perry and Ruth Evans of Center; fifteen
grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and several step grandchildren
and great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by; two sons, Gary Leake and Dennis Leake
and one brother, J.D. Tully.
Mrs. Leake was a lifetime area resident and member of St. William
Catholic Church. She grew up in the South Fork Community between Perry
and Santa Fe. She was a 1945 graduate of Perry High School and 1947
graduate of Gem City College. Prior to her marriage she worked as a
stenographer at A.P. Green Brick Plant in Mexico, then with her husband
at Leake's Garage and at Perry Nutrition Center. She was a member of
St. William Altar Society and Perry VFW Auxiliary. Mrs. Leake was an
avid seamtress and enjoyed playing the piano. Her greatest blessing
were her children and grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Greg Power, Kenny Cody, Jonathan Duckworth,
Daniel Leake, Landon Leake and Dawson Leake.
Memorials may be made to St. Paul Cemetery, % of Pete Hillgenbrink,
300 S. Smith St., Center, MO 63436.
Online contributions may be made at bienhofffuneralhome.com.
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