In Loving Memory…

Ruth Ann Leicher

Ruth Ann Leicher, 80, of Hughesville, passed away Thursday, May 4, 2017, at her home surrounded by her family.

She was born in Nebraska on March 18, 1937, the daughter of Sirel Thomas and Lucille Mae Potter Todd.

She was united in marriage to Melvin Otto Leicher, on June 26, 1955, in Sedalia.

As Melvin began farming Ruth Ann was there to help. She was very active in the Hughesville community. She served on the Northwest High School Alumni Committee and was a member of the FAT club. She loved watching hummingbirds and raising peacocks, making beautiful arrangements from their feathers. She enjoyed bowling, painting and gardening. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, teaching the reward of work, by helping them sell sweet corn from her garden and letting them have the money earned. Holidays were always a special time at Ruth Ann’s when the family came together.

Ruth Ann was a member of the Bethel United Methodist Church and was part of the United Methodist Women.

She will be remembered as loving, caring and kind.

In addition to her husband, Melvin, she is survived by three children, Debbie Hoskins (Glen), of Hughesville, David Leicher (Sherry), of Nelson, and Daren Leicher (Lori), of Hughesville; 12 grandchildren, Jared, Justin, Jacob, Jessica, Jonathan, Jordan, McKenzie, Krista, Guy, Sonya, Truman and Colt; 13 great grandchildren; two brothers, Larry Todd and Dennis Todd; and three sisters, Sharon Lour, Denise Burton, and Marva Hepburn.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Darrel Todd.

Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Monday, May 8, 2017, at Heckart Funeral Home, with the Rev. Wesley Wingfield officiating.

Casket bearers will be grandsons: Justin Hoskins, Jacob Hoskins, Jonathan Leicher, Jordan Leicher, Truman Leicher and Colt Leicher.

Honorary bearers will be Everett and Jan Blackburn, and Harry Joe and Frances Runge.

Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

The family will receive friends 6:00-8:00 p.m. Sunday, May 7, 2017, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Bethel United Methodist Church, in care of Heckart Funeral Home.


  1. Mary Beatty :

    Sending sympathy and prayers of comfort to all of you. Ruth Ann was well loved by so many.
    Mary and Tom Beatty and Schuber families

  2. Donna (DeWitt) Humble :

    Melvin. and Family: so sorry to hear of Ruth Ann’s passing. I’ll always remember her kindness and all the good times we used to have together. God Bless.

  3. Pam McGrath :

    Dear Melvin, Debbie and family, Please accept my sincere sympathy and prayers upon Ruth Ann’s passing. I was so shocked to read it in the paper. And I will never forget her kind face and her wonderful smile. We treasured seeing the Blackburns and the Leichers almost every Saturday at McGrath’s, our faithful customers. May the Lord hold her in the palm of His hand. Fondly, Pam

  4. Jeff and Michele Blankenship :

    We are so sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful lady. Prayers for the family.

  5. Shelly Kempton (Ramey) :

    Daren & Lori,

    So sorry to hear about your mom/Ruth Ann’s passing. I remember her well and she truly was always so nice and kind. I will be unable to attend the services as I will be out of town, but please know you and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Shelly Kempton (Ramey)

  6. Virginia Schuber :

    To Ruth Ann’s Family. Sorry to hear of your loss

  7. I am so very sorry about Ruth Ann Leicher’s passing . She was a lovely lady. She touched so many lives. We will miss her very much. We all loved her dearly. Again so very sorry. Love, Amy Zacha.

  8. Nikki Bohm :

    Truly sorry for your loss. I was honored to know such a good woman who always had a smile on her face and a kind word to say.

  9. Bethany Wuebker :

    May she rest in peace. Thinking of all the family at this time.

  10. William and Cindy Lacey :

    Prayers to the Family of this Great Loss of our Dear Friend and Relative. Ruth for sure was all about Family, Friends, Searching Our Family History, Family Reunions, Family Gatherings and Attending Family Events with her camera in hand to capture that Special Moment in time. Words can not express the Special Thanks to Ruth’s hard work she did in the Family researching she found the connection of the Lacey’s to the Leicher Family with Documents and photo’s before the internet was around. Ruth will be Sadly Missed. Love To You All!

  11. Elroy, Sandy, Eric and Shauna Burton :

    With sincere sympathy

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