73, loved challenge of teaching children with learning disabilities



73, loved challenge of teaching children with learning disabilities


FloyDeen “Flo” MaRee Leetch passed away Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009, at her home in Gravois Mills.
She was born April 14, 1936 in Harrison, Sioux County, Neb., the daughter of Floyd and Revilo McDerby.
 She was united in marriage to Lawrence Leetch on June 27, 1959, in Crawford, Neb., and over the next 12 years they had four sons. Together they celebrated their 50th golden anniversary in Laurie on June 27-28, 2009 with many family and friends.
 FloyDeen was a devoted teacher at heart and in spirit. At many times in her life she taught children in several school settings. She loved the challenge of teaching children with learning disabilities.
FloyDeen was active all her life in many social, charitable, and church organizations. She was an active member of the Shrine of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Laurie, where she was a lay minister, a member of the Ladies Guild, and with the parish quilters.
In addition to the Order of the Rose, FloyDeen was recognized by Beta Sigma Phi and her sorority sisters with the Golden Circle and Masters Degree for 50 years of faithful service to the communities she has lived in. FloyDeen was a devoted member of PEO for 15 years. Creating with the needle and thread was one of her loves and she was recently instrumental in starting a Quilt Club in Laurie.
 FloyDeen is survived by the loves of her life, Lawrence, of Laurie, and four sons, Michael Scott and Julie Leetch of Adel, Iowa, Steven Leetch of St. Peters, Mo., Mark and Janet Leetch of Lee’s Summit, Mo., and David and Kim Leetch of Wentzville, Mo. FloyDeen was a devoted grandmother to Emily and Darrell Salizar, Adin, Nathan, Abby, Brandon, Kathryn, Lauren, Ellie, Joseph, McKenna, Jillian, Hayden, Ethan and great-grandson Jason. FloyDeen was preceded in death by her parents Floyd and Revilo, stepfather Harry, and sisters Eleanor Fox, Geraldine Lencioni, and Betty Wasserburger.
A memorial mass will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Oct. 30, at the Shrine of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Laurie.  Inurnment will follow in the St. Patrick Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, at the church. Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles.