Leona Besher

Tuesday, August 9, 2005

PATTON, Mo. -- Leona F. Besher, 78, of Fisk, Mo., died Saturday, Aug. 6, 2005, at her home.

She was born Sept. 30, 1926, at Patton, daughter of Walter C. and Minta L. Starkey Green. She and Bill E. Besher were married Jan. 3, 1948. He died Aug. 12, 2004.

Besher was a retired teacher, having taught many years in the Meadow Heights School District. She was a member of Patton Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Dawna Leutert of Fisk; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother and three sisters.

Friends may call at Liley Funeral Home in Patton from 11 a.m. to service time today.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Post Oak Cemetery.