Leona Gehle (86) of Kinmundy


Published on May 8 2013 8:42 am

Leona Gehle, 86, of Kinmundy passed away at 11:30 PM Monday, May 6, 2013 at Lakeland Health Care Center, Effingham.

Funeral services will be 11 AM Thursday, May 9, 2013 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, St. Peter with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Visitation is from 9:30 – 11 AM prior to service time at the church. Memorials are requested to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church or donor’s choice.

Leona was born on July 30, 1926 in Rochester, NY the daughter of Percy and Viola (Gossman) Jacobs. She married Erhard A. Gehle on December 25, 1945 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Shobonier and he preceded her in death on March 16, 2010.

She was a homemaker and worked at Princes Peggy, Majestic Drapery, and Kinmundy IGA. Leona was also a member of the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, St. Peter and past ladies aid member.

Surviving are her sons; Steven (Marcia) Gehle of St. Elmo and Keith (Lola) Gehle of Brownstown, daughters; Norma (Leroy) Snyder of Vandalia and Bev (Paul) Veteto of Kinmundy, brother; Raymond (Peg) Jacobs of FL, sister; Gerry (Bill) Robinson of GA, 5 grandchildren, 3 step grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, and 5 step great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, Leona was preceded by her parents, daughter; Paula Gehle, brother; Don, sisters; Norma Rogers, Blanche Charlton, and Alberta Gehle, 3 grandchildren; Jeff, Jacob, and, Jamie, and son in law; Charles Wyant.