Luora M. (Roth) Leichty



December 9, 1931 - December 27, 2017


A Celebration of Life for Luora M. (Roth) Leichty, 86, of Wayland will be held Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at the Bethel Mennonite Church in Wayland with Pastor Curt Kuhns officiating. Burial will follow at the Bethel Cemetery. Visitation will be held Monday, January 1, 2018 at Bethel Mennonite Church from 2:00-5:00 p.m. A memorial fund has been established for the Bethel Mennonite Church. Luora died peacefully at her home on Wednesday, December 27, 2017.


Luora Mae (Roth) Leichty was born December 9, 1931 in Tofield, Alberta Canada, the daughter of Earl E. and Elva (Hershberger) Roth. She attended school in Parnell and graduated from Iowa Mennonite School in 1951 and then went on to Hesston College and the University of Iowa. Luora taught kindergarten through 8th grade for two years. On June 2, 1955 she was united in marriage to Glen B. Leichty at the Wellman Mennonite Church.


Luora was a charter member of Bethel Mennonite Church where she was a member of the women's sewing circle, taught Sunday school and Bible school and served on the food committee. She enjoyed quilting and baking, especially cookies, cakes and cinnamon rolls.


Survivors include four children: Deon (Jo) Leichty of Crawfordsville, Steve (Lynelle) Leichty, Garry (Lori) Leichty of Wayland, Vicky (Rudy) Caraveo of Mt. Pleasant; 13 grandchildren: Kirby, Denny and Randy Caraveo, Taric, Kerwin and Kaila Leichty, Kyle, Kendall, Erika, Matthew and Colton Leichty, Madeline and Emma Liechty; three great-grandchildren; and twin sisters: Ila Hochstetler and Lila (Glen) Byers both of Salem, Ore.


Preceding Luora in death were her parents; her husband, Glen on December 21, 2006; and an infant son and infant daughter.

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