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Delsie J. Leighty, 84, of Mercer, passed away at her residence on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018)
She was born in Worth Township on Jan. 11, 1934, a daughter of the late Ellis and Margaret E. Boyd Wheeler.
On Nov. 22, 1952, she married George F. Leighty, who preceded her in death on Jan. 25, 1981.
She was a homemaker and attended the Fredonia Presbyterian Church. She had also been a member of the Delaware Grove Birthday Club.
She is survived by: two sons, George R. Leighty and his wife Susan (Hurtt) Leighty of Mercer, and Kenneth E. Leighty and his partner Russ Rex of St. Francis, Wis.; two daughters, Georgenia A. Reed and her husband Joseph of Fredonia, and Melinda J. Harpst of Hadley and her husband Denny of New Hamburg; a sister-in-law, Mary Leighty of New Wilmington; five grandchildren, Tashana Leighty, Rod Slater, Brad Slater, Robert Hurtt and Belinda Patterson; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a grandson, George Paul Leighty; two brothers, Clyde Wheeler and William Lewis Wheeler; three sisters, Alice Nosker, Imogene Millsop and Anna Dick; a brother-in-law, Lawrence Leighty; and a brother- and sister-in-law, Parker and Ruth Ellen Henry.
The family has suggested that memorial tributes may be made to the Wounded Warrior Fund or to the Keystone Blind Association.

Delsie J., 84, of Mercer.
Calling hours: 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday (1-16-18) at the ROBERT L. SNYDER FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY Inc., 169 Second St., Fredonia. Friends and are invited to share memories and condolences online at snyderfh.com
Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday (1-17-18) at the funeral home with Rev. Eric Peters officiating.
Burial: Delsie will be laid to rest next to her husband at Millbank Cemetery.
Published on January 14, 2018
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