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Leach, Wesley Hamblin


Posted By: Lorelei Rusco (email)
Date: 6/13/2011 at 20:31:05

Leach, Wesley Hamblin -
Wesley Leach of Creston, formerly of this community, died suddenly at the Greater Community Hospital Wednesday, March 25, about 4 p. m. He had gone to the hospital for treatment and was stricken while waiting. Mrs. Leach survives, also two daughters, Mrs. Bert Shawler and Mrs. Lloyd Chandler of Lenox; and four sons, Harold of Bakersfield, Calif.; Alvin of Prescott; Earl and Glenn of Creston.
Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, March 26, 1953

Leach, Wesley Hamblin -
Wesley Hamblin Leach, son of Freeman and Cherrel Leach wasborn in Fontanelle, Iowa, Oct. 30, 1881, and passed away atCreston, la. March 25. 1953 at the age of 71 years 4 months and 26 days.

He lived in Adair County until 1890, when he moved with his parents to Oklahoma. They resided there until 1895 when they returned again to Adair County where they lived until 1902, then they moved to El Dorado Springs, Mo. Returning to Iowa in 1907 he farmed in Union and Adams counties until December 1941 when he with his son Glen entered business in Corning; and in March 1949 to his home in Creston.

On Dec. 11. 1904 he was united in marriage with Miss Nellie Fitzgerald of El Dorado Springs, Mo. To this union six children were born. Alvin E. of Prescott, la.: Glen F. and Earl W. of Creston. la.: Thelma E. (Mrs. Lloyd Chandler) of Sharpsburg,la.: Harold A., of Bakersfield, Calif., and Ruby (Mrs. Berthawler) of Lenox, la.

Mr. Leach united with the Christian Church at Kent. la., in 1911, later transferring his membership to the Christian membership to the Christian Church at Lenox. He was truly a good Christian man.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Nellie Leach of Creston. and the six children. Also surviving are three sisters: Mrs. Chester Beverly, Prescott, la.; Mrs. Emma Purdy, Fontanelle, la.; Mrs. Jess
Livingston, Sacramento, Calif.; three brothers, Sam Leach, Kellogg. la.: Melvin Leach, Kent, Iowa, and Francis Leach, Muscatine, la.: 13 grandchildren and five great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Although he had not been in the best of health for several years, he had not been seriously ill but a few days. He passed away suddenly at Greater Community Hospital where he was just entering for treatment.

He was a very devoted husband and father. A good friend and neighbor who will be greatly missed in the community. Funeral services were conducted Friday at the Church of Christ by Rev. C. W. Risinger. Burial was in Lenox cemetery
Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, April 2, 1953


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