Connie Ann Leahr

Born: Tue., Sep. 28, 1937
Died: Mon., Apr. 12, 2021


Visitation

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Sat., Apr. 24, 2021
Location: Niebur Funeral Home


Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sat., Apr. 24, 2021
Location: Niebur Funeral Home


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Connie Ann Leahr, 83 of Pittsfield passed away Monday, April 12, 2021 at her home. She was born September 28, 1937 in Milton, Il to Leland and Martha Moore. She married Kenneth Leahr on October 19, 1991, he survives.                                                          

Connie graduated from Pittsfield High School, worked as a telephone operator in Hannibal, came back home to work at First Bank in Pittsfield. Later, she went to beauty school and opened her own shop, where she worked for 10 years before returning to the bank, from which she retired.

Connie was a member of Calvary Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school and served as church secretary for a number of years. She enjoyed oil painting, cooking, gardening, music, poetry and reading as well as spending time with her family. She was always smiling and loved to laugh. She loved a good argument, all in good fun. She loved a challenge, when she set her mind to it, she was determined to make it happen. One of her greatest challenges was buying the house where she raised her kids.

Her grandchildren were the love of her life, her pride and joy. After a family visit, she would say "I'm basking in the glow". Her motto was "this too shall pass." She was a "Pollyanna of sorts", in her own words. She will be deeply missed.

20 years ago she wrote an autobiography for her kids and grandkids. They decided it needed to be published so it is currently being published by "Words Matter" publishing company. Release is scheduled for some time in the fall.

She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Leahr; daughter Karma (Karl) Dunham of Salem, Il; sons, Mitch (Sherri) Sanderson of Cantrall, Il; Vince Sanderson of Pittsfield; Troy (Kristi) Sanderson of Pittsfield; and David (Lisa) Leahr of Winnebago, Il; 18 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild; and sister, Karen Evans of Pittsfield, Il.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother-in- law Harold Evans, niece Jerrilyn Bange and a granddaughter Kara Dunham.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 2:00 PM at Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield.  Interment will follow at Pittsfield West Cemetery.  Visitation will be held prior to the service on Saturday at the funeral home from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM.  Memorials are suggested to be made to Blessing Hospice.  Online condolences may be left to the family at www.nieburfh.com.  Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.  

Charitable donations may be made in Connie's memory to the following organization:

Blessing Hospice

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