FREDERICKTOWN — Leona E. Heslep, 97, of Fredericktown, passed away Friday evening, Sept. 27, 2013, at the Country Club Retirement Campus in Mount Vernon.
She was born March 30, 1916, in Knox County to the late Albert and Edna (Hair) Scheff. Leona enjoyed gardening, sewing and mowing the lawn. She loved to work on the farm in Fredericktown, but her main focus was her family and dear friends.
She is survived by her brother, Linden Scheff; and extended family, Bruce (Colleen) Gregg, Mike Gregg, Gary Gregg, Robbie Gregg, Susan (Richard) Cunningham, Martha (Charlie) Welker and James “Skip” Gregg.
Leona was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, John Henry Heslep.
The family will observe a graveside service Saturday 1:30 p.m. at Forest Cemetery in Fredericktown, with Pastor Mike Smith officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County.
The Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of Leona E. Heslep.
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