Leona Sheets

Leona Sheets, 79, of Rossburg, passed away, Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at home surrounded by her family.

She was born February 14, 1938 in Troy, Ohio, the daughter of the late Leonard and Arthella “Peggy” (Tucker) Walters.

In addition to her parents, Leona was preceded in death by her son, Larry E. Sheets; and her sister, Sarah Miller-Holbein.

Leona was a 1956 graduate of Ansonia High School. She was a librarian at the Greenville Public Library where she also drove the book mobile. Later on, she was a bus driver for Anthony Wayne Early Childhood Development Center. Seventeen years ago, Leona along with her sister, Sarah, started the Third Thursday Quilt Club which is still active. She helped with the Emmaus Walks in Darke County and was one of the first volunteer EMT’s at Ansonia EMS. Leona and Albert liked to ride their motorcycle, camping at the Darke County Fair, and going to bluegrass festivals.

Leona is survived by her husband of 61 years, Albert H. ”Buck” Sheets of Rossburg, whom she married May 9,1956; her daughters and sons-in-law, Susan E. Thornhill of San Antonio, Texas, Charlotte A. (Keith) Threewits of Union City; Ruth E. Nusbaum of Celina; Marilyn K. (Jeff) Cotner of Eaton; Judy C. (Robert) Stachler of Greenville; 13 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; her sister, Norma Smetzer of Port Clinton, Ohio; her brother and sister-in-law, Jerry (Barbara) Walters of Oregon; and several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 1:00 PM Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Eric Knight officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Gardens.

Family and Friends may visit on Tuesday, September 19 ,2017 from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM at the funeral home.

The family request memorial contributions be given to State of the Heart Care, 1350 N. Broadway, Greenville, Ohio 45331.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

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