Obituary: Kathy Estelle Leath, 67, of Hannibal

Kathy Estelle Leath
Posted: Nov. 14, 2019 9:13 am

Kathy Estelle Leath, 67, of Hannibal, passed away at 1:46 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, at her home in Hannibal.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, at the James O'Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal. Pastor Teri Maher will officiate.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the time of services on Saturday at the funeral home.

Burial will be at Centenary Cemetery in rural Hannibal.

Kathy was born May 31, 1952, in Hannibal to Earl Andrew Cox and Norma Margriter Cox Woolington.

She is survived by one son, Bryan Webb of Kansas City, Mo.; two daughters, Ladawn Webb of Hannibal and Shayna Webb (Brenton Walotka) of Palmyra; three brothers, Earl Dean Cox (Sandra J.) of Hannibal, Danny Cox (Elena) of Marietta, Ga. and David Cox of St. Louis; two sisters, Brenda Lee Sargent (Mike) of Gunnison, Colo. and Dolores Haynes of St. Louis; two grandchildren, Dillon Rickey and Shayla Stovall (Trey Culp); one great-grandchild, and nieces and nephews.

Kathy was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Linda Sue Cox; and by her grandparents.

Kathy worked for DURA for 14 years and previously worked at Motorola.

Kathy enjoyed hunting, fishing and riding horses. Simply being outside gardening and bird watching were also pleasures Kathy loved. A wonderful cook, Kathy made the best fried chicken. Fun-loving and a tad bit sassy, Kathy loved to joke and reminisce about the past with friends and family. Watching New England Patriots football, her grandchildren and time shared with family were a few of Kathy's favorites.

Kathy was a member of the Hannibal True Church.

Pallbearers will be Dillon Rickey, Bryan Webb, Brenton Walotka, Trey Culp, Earl Dean Cox and Danny Cox.

Memorial contributions may be made to the James E. Cary Cancer Center.

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