Archive for Monday, February 11, 1991


February 11, 1991


— Services for Bessie M. Leigh, 80, Shawnee, will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Overland Park Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Thomas Young officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence.

Mrs. Leigh died Friday at Shawnee Gardens Nursing Center in Shawnee.

She was born in McDonald, Kan., and lived in Lawrence before moving to Overland Park, Kan., forty years ago. She received a bachelor's degree in pharmacy from Kansas University, where she was a member of the Sigma Alpha Iota sorority.

Mrs. Leigh was a member and elder of the Overland Park Presbyterian Church, a member of the Overland Park Garden Club, Shawnee Mission chapter of the American Association of University Women, and the Wyandotte County Medical Society Auxiliary. She also had served on the Kansas City Flower Show Judges Council.

She was married to Lawrence E. Leigh. He died in 1983.

Survivors include a daughter, Elizabeth Leigh, Littleton, Colo.; a brother, Richard Copper, Kiowa, Colo.; and two sisters, Bertha Baxter, Elizabethtown, Ky., and Beryl Towns, Stockton.

Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at McGilley & Hoge Chapel, 8024 Santa Fe, Overland Park. The family suggests contributions to the Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Providence-St. Margaret Health Center, the American Cancer Society or Overland Park Presbyterian Church.

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