Barbara Ruth Leslie


Barbara Ruth Leslie
Boonville, IN. – Barbara Ruth Leslie, 89, of Boonville, Indiana passed away surrounded by the love of family on
September 5, 2019 at St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville, Indiana.
She was born August 31, 1930 in Warrick County Indiana to the late Roy and Nora (Simpson) Leonard.
Family was everything to Barbara. She and her husband Alvis Leslie, Jr. were married for 57 years before his passing in 2005. As the loving mother to Linda, Steve, and Roger, Barbara spread her love through the years as their families grew. Her favorite activities included planning family gatherings and
making chocolate chip cookies for all the grandkids. For over 60 years, Barbara was been a member of Terrace Parke General Baptist Church (now called New Life) in Evansville. In later years, she also attended Main Street General Baptist Church in Boonville. Barbara participated in various Bible study groups. Barbara was a graduate of Tennyson High School. She also worked as a nursing assistant. As an active member of WWW Camping Club
and the Warrick County Council on Aging, Barbara enjoyed activities with her senior citizen friends. Playing dominoes with family and friends was another favorite pastime.
Barbara is survived by daughter, Linda Payne of Chandler, IN; and son, Roger (Sabrinia) Leslie of Murray, KY; Grandchildren include David (Wendi) Leslie, Morgan (Kris) Hale, Holly (Jimmy) Inglish, Derek (Vicki) Leslie, Ryan Leslie, Emily (Jamie) McReynolds, Sara (Tony) Waddell, Brian Payne, and Blake (Colleen) Payne. Also surviving are great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; sister Louise Lamping; brother Jerry (Emma Sue) Leonard; nieces and nephews.
Barbara was preceded in death by her husband Alvis; son Steve Leslie; sisters Aileen Tremper, Dorothy McLaughlin; brother LeRoy Leonard; and son-in-law Tony Payne.
Services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at Koehler Funeral Home in Boonville,
Indiana with Pastor Jeff Hartford officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery, Boonville, Indiana.
Friends may visit from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. on Monday, September 9, 2019 at Koehler Funeral Home and again from 9:00 A.M. until service time on Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Warrick County Council on Aging, 150 W SR 62, Boonville, IN. 47601.

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