Leona Felker, 83, our angel here on Earth, entered into her eternal rest on Monday, June 5, 2017, surrounded by her family. She was 83 years old.
Leona was born on December 28, 1933, in Mt. Savage, to the late Benjamin H. and Lillie (Norris) Lashley. In addition to her parents, Leona was preceded in death by her seven brothers and five sisters.
A 1951 graduate of Beall High School, Leona worked at Montgomery Ward, where she met her husband, Clarence. She also worked at First & Second National Bank in Cumberland, MD. Shortly after the birth of their first child, she became a stay-at-home mom, raising four children and helping to care for her four grandchildren. Leona was an active member of the Mr. Savage United Methodist Church and served as treasurer for the United Methodist Women. She helped organize numerous church events and was a willing, selfless volunteer.
Surviving are her husband of 62 years, Clarence J. Felker; son, David Felker and wife Judy, Buffalo Mills, PA; daughters, Patricia Burner and husband Jack, Frostburg, Janice Clark and husband Rob, Ellerslie, and Diana Sines and husband David, Oakland; grandchildren, Rachel Winebrenner and husband Kirby, Matthew Clark, Samantha Sines and Christopher Sines; sisters, Etta Malloy and Betty Zimmerman and husband Frank; numerous nieces and nephews.
A private service with immediate family was held on Wednesday, June 7, at Durst Funeral Home with Rev. George Harpold officiating. Interment followed at Sunset Memorial Park.
Memorials in Leona’s memory may be made in her name to the Mt. Savage United Methodist Church Stained Glass Window Fund, 12619 New Row, Mount Savage, MD 21545.
We feel blessed to have had such a strong, gentle and loving woman with us for so long. Mom was the perfect example of kindness, compassion and wisdom as she taught us how to live our lives as better people.