Friday, November 7, 1986 – The Evening Star
N. Eugene Leas
Ashley – N. Eugene Leas, 74, of Route 1, Ashley, died at his home Thursday afternoon.
Mr. Leas was born Sept. 5, 1912 in Hudson to Warren and Leola (Spangler) Leas. He married Thelma B. Westbrook on Jan. 6, 1935 in Auburn. She survives.
Mr. Leas was a farmer and lifetime resident of the area. He was also a member of the St. John’s United Church of Christ.
Also surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Harold (Carole) Wilhelm, Waterloo, Mrs. Philip (Linda) Snider, Hicksville, Ohio, Mrs. Sandra Shuman, Ashley, and Mrs. Jim (Kathy) Carunchia, Kendallville.
Three sons survive: Norman E. Leas, Jr., Fort Wayne, David A. Leas, Greensburg and Mark S. Leas, Mishawaka.
Also surviving are three brothers, Vance Leas, Ashley, Arnold Leas, Richmond and Rex Leas, Arcadia, Fla. and one sister, Phyllis Knight, Lancaster, Calif., 15 grandchildren ant two great grandchildren. Two grand children precede him in death.
Services will be Sunday at 3 p.m. at St. John’s United Church of Christ, with Revs. Norman Conklin and Lorin Harrison officiating. Calling will be at the Kistler Funeral Home, Hudson from 2-5 and 7-9 Saturday, as well as one hour prior to services at the church Sunday. Burial will be in the Circle Cemetery, Hudson.
Preferred memorials are to the church.