July 19, 1929 - March 12, 2022
Lila Ann Leigh, 92, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 6:38 A.M. Saturday March 12, 2022, at her residence at Autumn Fields Adult Community in Hoopeston. She was born July 19, 1929, at home in Fountain Creek Township, the daughter of John and Alline (Bauer) Otto. She married L. Marvin Leigh on January 2, 1953, in Hoopeston. He preceded her in death on December 2, 2016. She is survived by one daughter, Marty (Russell “JR”) Borders of Mahomet, IL; three sons, Greg (Janet) Leigh of Danville, IL, Russ (Linda) Leigh of Hoopeston, IL, and Chris (Lisa) Leigh of East Lynn, IL; two sisters, Gladys (C.W.) Kuntz of Hoopeston, IL and Velma Hoerr of Peoria, IL; thirteen grandchildren, Todd (Betsy) Pence, Chad Pence, Gabriel (Carrie) Borders, Michael Borders, Kent (Melissa) Leigh, Erin Courier, Adam (Nicole) Leigh, Rachel (Shaun) Gillins, Elizabeth (Michael) Silver, Jason (Bricie) Leigh, Cody (Heather) Moore, Alan (Lauren) Leigh, and Bryce Leigh; nineteen great-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, Marvin Leigh, she was preceded in death by her parents; four sisters, Marie Kupferschmid, Loren Purgett, Bernice Otto, and Edith Otto; six brothers-in-law, Robert Kupferschmid, Ben Purgett, Don Hoerr, Howard Haynes, Leland Martin, and Lloyd Osborn; three sisters-in-law, Georgianna Haynes, Elinor Martin, and Marian Osborn; and one nephew, Dave Kuntz. Lila was a homemaker, caring for her family and helping her husband on their farm. She also worked as a beautician for sixty years. She was a member of the First Church of God in Hoopeston and was active in the East Lynn Junior Women’s Club. Lila loved her family and enjoyed watching her children and grandchildren participate in sports and school activities. She was a great cook and baker. She loved reading and being involved with her church. A visitation will be held 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. Thursday March 17, 2022, at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday March 18, 2022, at the First Church of God, 1004 E. Orange St. Hoopeston, IL, with Pastor Micah Mobley officiating. Burial will follow in the East Lynn Cemetery in East Lynn, IL. Memorials may be made to the Hoopeston Area Sports Boosters or the Hoopeston Area Music Boosters.
Lila Ann Leigh, 92, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 6:38 A.M. Saturday March 12, 2022, at her residence at Autumn Fields Adult Community in Hoopeston. She was born July 19, 1929, at home in Fountain Creek Township, the daughter of John and... View Obituary & Service Information
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