Jean Leslie, 85, a resident of McLeansboro, IL, passed away Monday, May 29, 2017 at the SSM Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon, IL.
She was born on October 27, 1931 in McLeansboro, IL to Burley and Verna (Sneed) Thompson. She married Howard Max Leslie and he preceded her in death. She was a member of the Freedom Baptist Church in McLeansboro.
Jean is survived by two sons; Virgil T. "Bo" (Betty) Leslie of Dade City. FL, Jay (Teana) Leslie of Union, MO, one daughter; Joni (Robert) Schneider of Harwinton, CT, eight grandchildren; Hazel Erin (Steve) Craker, Bo Tyler (Michelle) Leslie, Jordyn Leslie, Jennifer Leslie, Haylee Marcuccio, Hollee Schneider, Kieth (Kelly) Schneider and Jesse (Jessica) Schneider. Ten great-grandchildren also survive.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one brother and two sisters.
A graveside funeral service will be held Friday, June 2, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. at Old Springer Cemetery near McLeansboro with Rev. Chris McCann officiating. Those attending the service are asked to meet at the cemetery.
The Gholson Funeral Home of McLeansboro is in charge of arrangements.
Published on May 31, 2017