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Leanna was born the daughter of Lesco and Lucille (Roberts) March on February 1, 1941, in Granger, MO. She was a 1959 graduate of Edina High School, Edina, Mo, and attended the University of Missouri in Columbia, where she received Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts degrees in Education. Leanna worked as a teacher throughout her life, teaching Home Economics and Special Education in several school systems, ultimately teaching Life Skills and G.E.D classes for the Missouri State Hospital in St. Louis before her retirement. She was an excellent seamstress and known for creating beautiful wedding and prom dresses. Leanna loved to help people and volunteered her time to various organizations and neighbors in need. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who loved spending time with her grandchildren.
Leanna is survived by her husband Kent of the home; son Justin Mitchell of Chillicothe, MO; daughter Carla Wetzel and husband Russ of Skidmore, MO; brother John March of Burlington, IA; sisters Nancy Muser and husband Dan of Washington, MO and Polly Matteson and husband Stoney of LaPlata, MO; six grandchildren, Emily and Duston Wetzel; and Zachary, Haley, Lane, and Kailee Mitchell. She was preceded in death by her parents and one son Aaron Jay Mitchell, in birth.
A visitation was held On Friday, November 29, 2013, at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, MO. A private family inurnment burial will be held at a later date in Zoar Cemetery; Cainsville, MO. Memorial contributions may be made to the Carroll County Food Pantry or mailed to Lindley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 47, Chillicothe, MO 64601.