Obituary Details

Ruth Elizabeth Leach

(08/13/1893 - 12/23/1963)
Courtesy of The Lusk Herald, 01/02/1964

Funeral for Mrs. Leach Held Friday

Funeral services were conducted for Mrs. Everett (Ruth) Leach of Sheridan Friday afternoon from the Bustard Funeral Home in Casper with Reverend Delbert Paulsen of the First Methodist Church officiating.

"Beyond the Sunset" and "In the Garden" were sung during the services. Burial was made in Highland Cemetery with Donald Johnson, Lyle Johnson, Lawrence Slaymaker, Jr., Orely Johnson, Wayne Johnson and Dale Morgan serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Sidney Wallingford, Robert Johnson, Floyd Lancster, Ernest Yadon, Glen Miller and Lloyd Miller. All were nephews of Mrs. Leach.

Mrs. Leach died in the Natrona County Hospital December 23 following an illness of six weeks.

Ruth Elizabeth Johnson was born August 13, 1893 at Stuart, Nebr., the seventh child of Richmond Robinson and Varinna Radcliff Johnson. She and Everet Daniel Leach were married December 9, 1916 at O'Neill, Nebr. They were the parents of two children, Selma Ellen and Lloyd Daniel. The family moved to Wyoming in 1926. Mrs. Leach died in 1961.

She is survived by her children, Mrs. Wesley Foster of Sheridan, and Lloyd Leach of Casper; two brothers, Reuben Johnson of Lance Creek and Lewis Johnson of Atkinson; three sisters, Mrs. Nellie Brewer of Lusk, Mrs. Serina Slaymaker of Atkinson and Mrs. Mattie Eaton of Casper; and three grandchildren.

Her parents and six brothers died previously.

Relatives attending were Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Kant, Steve and Rick of Lance Creek; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Carlisle, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Johnson, Mrs. Nellie Brewer, Mrs. Lily Mccune, all of Lusk; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Johnson of Hartville; Mrs. Floyd Lancster of Yoder; Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Miller of Manville; Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Slaymaker, Sr. of Atkinson, Nebr.; Mrs. Cal Dillon of Ainsworth, Nebr.; Mr. and Mrs. Dale Morgan, Mickey and Kerry of Kirby; Mrs. Alice Schaefer, Dr. and Mrs. Philip Hall and Terry, and Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Foster and family of Sheridan; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Eaton, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Yadon, Elaine and Eulanne Anthes, Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Wallingford, Mr. and Mrs. Glen Miller, Mary and Nancy, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Slaymakerr, Jr., Mrs. Maude Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Orley Johnson, Mr. and Mrs Lyle Johnson and family and Mr. and Mrs. Ted Meline.

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