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January 4, 2018 Luora M. (Roth) Leichty
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1931 - 2017

Luora M. (Roth) Leichty, 86, of Wayland died peacefully at her home on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017. A celebration of life was held Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, at the Bethel Mennonite Church in Wayland with Pastor Curt Kuhns officiating. Burial followed at the Bethel Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established for the Bethel Mennonite Church.

Luora Mae (Roth) Leichty was born Dec. 9, 1931, in Tofield, Alberta, Canada, the daughter of Earl E. and Elva (Hershberger) Roth. She attended school in Parnell and graduated from Iowa Mennonite School in 1951 and then went on to graduate from Hesston College and the University of Iowa with a teaching degree. Luora taught kindergarten through eighth grade for two years in one room schoolhouse.

On June 2, 1955, she was united in marriage to Glen B. Leichty at the Wellman Mennonite Church. Luora was a charter member of Bethel Mennonite Church where she was a member of the women’s sewing circle, taught Sunday school, Bible school and served on the food committee. She enjoyed quilting and baking, especially cookies, cakes and cinnamon rolls.

Survivors include four children: Deon (Jo) Leichty of Crawfordsville, Steve (Lynelle) Leichty, Garry (Lori) Leichty of Wayland and Vicky (Rudy) Caraveo of Mt. Pleasant; 13 grandchildren: Madeline and Emma Leichty, Taric, Kerwin and Kaila Leichty, Kyle, Kendall, Erika, Matthew and Colton Leichty, Kirby, Denny and Randy Caraveo; three great-grandchildren: Hadley, Leighton and William Glen; and twin sisters: Ila Hochstetler and Lila (Glen) Byers both of Salem, Ore.

Preceding Luora in death were her parents; her husband: Glen on Dec. 21, 2006; and an infant son and infant daughter.

Beatty Peterseim Funeral Home of Washington is assisting the family. www.peterseimfuneralhome.com

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