LuAnna Leefers, 89

CARLINVILLE (May 16, 2018) – LuAnna Hoelting Leefers, 89, of Carlinville passed away Monday morning, May 14, 2018, at her residence in Carlinville.

LuAnn was born Oct. 28, 1928, in Carlinville, a daughter of Henry Bernard and Mary Frances (Ward) Hoelting.

LuAnn graduated from Carlinville High School with the class of 1946 and attended Illinois State University in Normal for two years.

She married Evan August “Peck” Leefers on Sept. 18, 1948, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Carlinville.

LuAnn was preceded in death by her parents, an infant brother and her husband in 2004.

For many years, LuAnn helped her husband run the family farm, on which they grew corn and soybeans and raised dairy and feeder cattle. LuAnn was the bookkeeper and market strategist. After the sons took over the farm, LuAnn continued working in the office for almost 20 years.

After “retiring,” LuAnn wanted to stay busy. She was a lifetime member of the Catholic Church. When the two churches were joined together, to form Ss. Mary and Joseph’s Catholic Church, she was on the Church Fundraising Committee and then was chairman of the Church Landscape Committee. In addition, she spent many hours helping at the Catholic Charities Thrift Store and was a member of the KC Ladies.

When the Carlinville Area Hospital opened its new facility in 2010, LuAnn volunteered as a greeter escort. For this service, she was honored with the Illinois Salute to Senior Service Award.

Visitation was held on Wednesday, May 16, from 4-7 p.m. at Davis-Anderson Funeral Home in Carlinville. Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday May 17, at Ss. Mary and Joseph Catholic Church, with Rev. Michael Haag as celebrant. Burial will be in New Calvary Cemetery in Carlinville.

LuAnn is survived by her daughters, Mary (David) Klaus of Carlinville, Carol (Earl) Tripp of Surprise Ariz., Nancy Coomer of Carlinville, and Jean (Brent) Davis of Carlinville; sons, Arthur (Nancy) Leefers and Bill (Julie) Leefers of Carlinville and John (companion Lisa Bridges) Leefers of Jacksonville; grandchildren, Jane (David) Dunn, Lisa (Eric) Ogden, Beth (Josh) Giacomo, Kimberly (Chris) Ellis, Brian (Elizabeth) Maher, Barry (Laura) Coomer Jr., LeAnn (Thomas) Kelly, Alexander (Andrea) Leefers, Austin Leefers, Marcus (Jackie) Davis, Emily (Adam) Burney, Dr. Gregory Davis, Blake Leefers, Cord Leefers, Dr. Haley (John) Gill, Mitchell Leefers; 16 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; brother, Bernard Hoelting of Carlinville; and a nephew.

Memorials may be made to Ss. Mary and& Joseph Building Fund or Carlinville Area Hospital.

Visit davisandersonfuneralhome.com to leave condolences or light a candle in Lu Ann’s memory.

Davis-Anderson Funeral Home, Carlinville, is in charge of arrangements.