---- — Patricia Louise Leach, 83, a long time Rush County resident, passed away March 14, 2014 in Rushville. She was born June 20, 1930 in Spencer to James and Lillian (Shepard) Denney. Patricia was a 1951 graduate of Spencer High School.
She married William A. Leach on April 9, 1971 and he preceded her in death on Feb. 25, 2013. She spent her early life in Spencer and moved to Rush County in 1974. Patricia was a member of the Rushville Church of the Nazarene. She was a true believer in the gospel and would spread the "good word" whenever given the opportunity.
She is survived by her daughters, Catherine Joann and husband Larry Akins of Louden, Tenn., Theresa Parker of Rushville, and Brenda and husband Robert McLean of Stella, N.C.; son, Charles A. and wife Rhetha Spriggs of Westfield; step son, William A., Jr. and wife Norha Leach of Indianapolis; sister, Barbara Harness of Indianapolis; eight grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and a great-great grandson. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Jane Boesen.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 19 at Moster Mortuary, Rushville, with Steve Bohall presiding. Friends are welcome to visit at the mortuary from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday evening. Burial will be in the Hannegan Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Donor's Favorite Charity.