Ruth Leckbee, 71, of Quincy, died at 3:52 p.m. Wednesday (August 5, 2015) in Blessing Hospital.
Born February 2, 1944 in Adams County, Illinois, Ruth was the daughter of Melvin and Alma Ruth VandenBoom Reckers. She married Terry E. Leckbee Sr. on October 10, 1968 in Adams County, Illinois. He preceded her in death on April 22, 2000.
Ruth was an avid reader who enjoyed playing games on Facebook and watching TV, her favorite show being NCIS. Ruth loved caring for her cats, but her greatest joy was spending time with her family.
Ruth was employed as a Secretary for many years, working at Bendix-King Corp. in Olathe, Kansas and later at TNT Professional Cleaning Services in Burlington, Iowa. She was last employed as a janitor for the Mediapolis, Iowa School District until her retirement.
Survivors include two daughters, Theresa Gerling (Keith) of Burlington, IA and Sheri McCabe (Richard Elliott) of Quincy; four sons, Bill Leckbee (Dee) of Corpus Christi, TX, David Leckbee (Tammy) of Clinton, MO, Terry Leckbee II (Danna) of Clinton, MO, and Michael Leckbee (Joanne) of Bowdoin, ME; sixteen grandchildren, Tricia Gerling, Marcy Dirth (Dustin), Bridget Gerling, Brett Gerling, Charlie Walker (Gretchen Cole), Alexandra Leckbee, Zachary Leckbee, Kaleigh Leckbee, Angela Puls (Kyle), Katrina McKay (Chris), Timothy Elliott (Colleen), Sabrina Leckbee (David), Corey Leckbee, Casey Wilson, Madison Leckbee and Katherine Leckbee; twenty four great grandchildren; five brothers, Donald Reckers (Carolyn) of Payson, Edward Reckers (Joyce) of Quincy, Bobby Reckers (Mary) of Quincy, Thomas Reckers (Pam) of Quincy and Jerome Reckers (Julie) of Payson; three sisters, Sharon Brandon (Bill) of Springfield, IL, Joan Silman (James) of Quincy and Mary Welte (Jim) of Loraine, IL; and many loving nieces and nephews.
Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Terry; and a grandson, Terry Leckbee III.
Graveside services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:00 in the Mendon Cemetery in Mendon, Illinois.
Visitation will be Friday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 and Saturday afternoon from 1:00 to 1:30 at the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home in Quincy.
Memorials may be made to the family of Ruth Leckbee to help with medical expenses.