MARCIA L. LEIGHTY, 86, of Sidney, passed away Tuesday, September 23, 2020 at 8:20 PM at Ohio Living Dorothy Love. She was born February 25, 1934 in Shelby County, Ohio, the daughter of J. Cable and Wilda (Foster) Pepper. On June 6, 1954 she married John P. Leighty, lived in New Carlisle, raised her family, taught at Jackson Center and New Carlisle Elementary Schools, and was active in the First United Methodist Church of New Carlisle.
Marcia will be remembered as a loving wife, devoted mother and grandmother, and loyal friend. Her strong faith was an inspiration to many. She is survived by two sons, John and Shelly Leighty of Sidney, James and Amy Leighty of New Carlisle, six grandchildren Sarah (Don) Burley, John Pepper Leighty Jr. of Sidney, Betsy (Brad) Baker, Andrew (Erin) Leighty of St Paris, Adam (Kendra) Leighty and Aaron (Stacey) Leighty of New Carlisle, 14 great-grandchildren, sister in law Ann Leighty of Grove City, beloved nieces, nephews and friends. Marcia was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and a sister Rebekah Brautigam, of Sidney.
A Private Graveside Service will be held at Cedar Point Cemetery, Pasco, Ohio, prior to a service celebrating her life at the Pemberton United Methodist Church on Saturday, September 26th at 11:00 AM, officiated by Rev. Don Burley and Rev. Andrew Leighty. Arrangements are in the care of Cromes-Edwards Funeral Home.
Memorials to honor Marcia's life may be made to Pemberton United Methodist Church. The family wishes to thank the loving staff at Ohio Living, Dorothy Love who for many years gave Marcia compassionate care.
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