Mary Sophia Leach

Mary Leach was born Mary Sophia Hemme on March 28, 1920 to Joseph and May Hemme on a farm west of Perry, KS.

She passed away over a 100 years later on September 10, 2020 in Lawrence of natural causes.

The youngest of six children, all of her siblings preceded her in death.

She was married in February 1946 to Haldon “Taylor” Leach, who died in 2000.

She is survived by a son Steven of Arlington, VA, a daughter Linda of Lawrence, two grandchildren, a great grandchild and over 20 nieces and nephews .

Mary lived almost all of her life in the Perry community before moving to Lawrence about four years ago.

She was a loving mother, good homemaker, faithful spouse, and a kind person to family and friends.

Her family meant everything to her. They will all miss her.

Messages & Condolences

From Mike and Roxanne Seetin...

Mary will be missed!

From Patsy Quinlanan Morse...

I will miss Mary. She has been in our community most all of her life. Steven and I graduated from P R H S together in 1965. We both enjoyed attending the senior meals and fellowship meetings. She will be missed.

From Mary Guffey...

My mother-in-law Margaret Guffey truly enjoyed Mary’s friendship. They were neighbors at Perry Sr. Citizen apartments for several years. Mary was a lovely person. She will be missed.

From Paula Hladky & Willard Epling...

When the Good Lord made Mary Leach, they threw away the pattern. What a wonderful, kind, patient, and humble person she was. And what a cook! Even when Mary was really not able, she would whip up something special and call us to come up to her apartment to get a treat. And a treat it always was. Mary was one of the finest people we have ever known. She will be missed by all of us who love her so much. Rest in peace, good friend. We will always remember you with loving thoughts. Perry Senior Citizens will always remember you and your sweet personality.

From Nancy Frandle Clark & Sara Frandle Simpson...

We have good memories of your friendship with our aunt, Marguerite Brown. With sympathy.

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