March 18, 2004

(2/24/1927 - 3/7/2004)

Floyd Delmer Leach, 77, of Mesa, AZ, passed away on March 7, 2004, at Family Hospice Care Center in Mesa, AZ.

He was born February 24, 1927, in Downing, MO, a son of Floyd H. and Flossie May Mattocks Leach.

On December 7, 1946, he was united in marriage to Gerry Barrows in Kirksville, MO.

Survivors include his wife, Gerry of Mesa, AZ; son, Newtown Leach and his wife, Mary of Evans, GA; daughter, Kim Roybal and her companion, Jerry Jones of Yakima, WA; grandchildren, Sarah Scott and her husband, Steven, and Micah and Rachel Leach, all of Evans, GA, and Justin and Joel Roybal of Yakima, WA; one great-granddaughter, Anna Harper Scott of Evans, GA; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Marilyn Zinnert and Guy and Beverly Barrows of Kahoka, Lester and Nadine Barrows and C. Kay Barrows, all of Jefferson City, MO, Norman and Anita Barrows of Halls Summit, MO, Ray and Sandy Barrows of Harlingen, TX, and Ina and Neil Wray of Centerview, MO; close friend of the family, Patsy Hoyt of Fort Madison, IA and her three daughters, Dawn Carper of Peoria, AZ, Georgina Pilkington and daughter, Colby of Fort Madison, IA, and Kelly LeMatty and her husband, Tim and their children, Ariel, T.J. and Ty of Montrose, IA; nephews and nieces on his side of the family, Jeff Leach and his wife, Karen of Social Circle, GA, Bud Leach and his wife, June of St. Louis, MO, Delma Smith and her husband, Chris of Kahoka, MO, Denise Stone and her husband, Jeryl of Memphis, MO, and Donn Treece and his wife, Korena of Thornton, CO; as well as many other nieces and nephews; cousins, and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son, Lewin Dee Leach; a brother, Bill Leach and his wife, Maxine; two sisters, Bett Lou Leach and Donna Treece and her husband, Don.

Delmer graduated from Kahoka High School and served in the U.S. Navy from 1944-46. He was a Past Master of Hiram Lodge #362, A.F. & A.M., Kahoka and received his 50-year pin on February 6, 2003. He was also a member of Kahoka Chapter #40, O.E.S.

Delmer was a retired electrician. The last 14 years prior to retiring, he had traveled to different nuclear plant sites while under construction as part of a start up crew. A member of Brown Road Baptist Church in Mesa, AZ, he served as Deacon for the past 11 years. He desired to bear witness to the fact that throughout his life, in which were the usual joys and sorrows, he was sustained by his faith in God.

Memorial services and inurnment will be announced at a later date with arrangements being handled through Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka, MO. Memorials may be made to Hospice Family Care in Mesa, AZ.

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