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Nila Jean Leedy

June 17, 1935 ~ February 23, 2019 (age 83)


Nila Jean Leedy, 83, of Fredericktown, died, surrounded by her family, Saturday, February 23, 2019 at Country Club Retirement Campus, in Mount Vernon.

Nila was born June 17, 1935 in Mount Vernon to Ernest and Monica {Botkin} Williams.

She graduated from Fredericktown High School in 1953. 

She was happily married to Edwin Leedy for 32 years, he passed away in 2012.

She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church and was a member of Beta Sigma Phi for over fifty years. Nila loved bingo, playing cards, shopping, singing, and dancing.  But, most importantly, she always put her family first.   

Nila will be deeply missed by her children Linda (Ricky) Knuckles of Mount Vernon, and Kimberly (Tom) Daughriety of Florida; grandchildren Stephanie (Matt Harrell) Soler, Jennifer (Terry) Gibson, Charles (Angie) Giehl, Preston (Vivian) Kershner, Patrick (Alana) Kershner, Gracie Daughriety, Dylan Daughriety, and David (Ashley) Daughriety;  thirteen great-grandchildren;  one great great-granddaughter; brothers Dennis, Jim, and Tom Williams; and one sister Donna Squires.

Nila was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her daughter Karen Kershner; her brothers Harrison and Ernest Williams; her sisters Maryann House, and Dorothy Giffin.

Services will be private.  Online tributes may be made at   Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 301 Grant Street #900, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.

The family would like to thank Country Club Retirement Campus, Capital City Hospice, and Roberts Funeral Home for their help during this time.


Donations may be made to:

The Wounded Warrior Project
4899 Belfort Rd. Unit 300, Jacksonville FL 32256

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