Leslie Gardner

Friday, August 23, 2002

SIKESTON, Mo. -- Leslie Frances Gardner, 36, of Sikeston died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center.

She was born Dec. 23, 1965, in Corpus Christi, Texas, daughter of Thurman R. and Mary Frances Owen Willis Sr. She and Timothy Edwin Gardner were married Dec. 23, 1983, in Sikeston.

Gardner was a 1984 graduate of Sikeston High School. She had been a data clerk five years at Burch Food Services. She had lived in Sikeston most of her life. She was a member of First Christian Church and Smith Avenue Church of God, and a lifetime member of Thesbian Society.

Survivors include her husband; two sons, Timothy Gardner Jr. and Scott Gardner of the home; her parents of Sikeston; three brothers, Thurman Willis Jr. of Sikeston, Brian Willis of Merritt Island, Fla., and David Willis of Cape Girardeau.

Friends may call at Blanchard Funeral Chapel from 5 to 8 p.m. today.

The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the chapel, with Dr. Allen Shriver officiating. Burial will be in Garden of Memories.