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Celebration of Life Ceremony: 10 a.m. Monday September 20, 2021, at Flora Church of the Nazarene
Visitation: Sunday evening from 5-8 p.m. at the church
Entombment: Louisville Hillside Mausoleum at Orchard Hill Cemetery
Ruth Ann Leib, age 75, of Flora, Illinois, passed away Tuesday night, September 14, 2021, in Lafayette, Indiana.
She was born October 9, 1945, in Louisville, the daughter of Carl Eben and Beulah Geneva (Erwin) Stanley. She was united in marriage to Harold Bernard Leib on October 24, 1965, at the Flora Nazarene Church and together they have shared 55 wedding anniversaries.
Ruth Ann’s life centered around her genuine love of Jesus and family. She treasured her life as a homemaker and was grateful for all of the time she spent with her grandchildren and the opportunity to look after them throughout their youth. She faithfully attended their sporting events and activities as a most spirited supporter. She and Harold were longtime members of the Flora Church of the Nazarene where she taught Children’s Sunday School for more than 30 years, and participated in Women’s Bible Study and the choir. Her love of Southern Gospel music began early in life when singing with her sister. She and Harold sang duets during their early years of marriage, and they later became “The Leib Family” as their children joined their harmonies during countless events and engagements. Ruth Ann had worked at Sparton Manufacturing, as a teachers aid at Clay City and Louisville, and later retired from working at N.A.L. She’ll be especially remembered for her wealth of candies and chocolates which were always close by for sharing wherever she went, and for her warm and welcoming smiles and kindhearted hugs.
She is survived by her husband: Harold Leib of Flora; children: Greg (Tammy) Leib of Swansea, Phil (Cindy) Leib of Flora, Leah (Michael) Stanford of Flora, Jason (Leslie) Leib of Flora, and Curtis (Holly) Leib of Flora; grandchildren: Jackson Leib, Addison Leib, Patton Leib, Hannah (Logan) Steedly, Helen (Brent) Regier, Ethan Leib, Ian Leib, Owen (Sydney) Leib, Brett (Rebecca) Stanford, Alyssa Stanford, Faith (Joe) Harned, Isaac Stanford, Janna (Vinnie) Harned, Olivia (Levi) Williams, Katrina Leib, Jadon Leib, Jerrica Leib, Jaelyn (Jefrey) Gocey, and Jaren Leib; great-grandchildren: Lucy Steedly, Edison Regier, Sadie Stanford, Magnolia Stanford, and Silas Harned; a sister: Joyce Childers of Denver; and 3 sisters-in-law: Mona Stanley, Lovell Vallette, and Pauletta Hough.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother: Lloyd Stanley; and a brother-in-law: Charles Childers.
A Celebration of Life Ceremony will be held 10 a.m. Monday September 20, 2021, at Flora Church of the Nazarene with Doug Romine officiating. Entombment will follow in Louisville Hillside Mausoleum at Orchard Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday evening from 5-8 p.m. at the church. Arrangements are in the care of Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora. Memorial donations are suggested to Flora Church of the Nazarene youth program and will be accepted through the funeral home. To share a memory or condolence visit: www.frankandbright.com
God Bless and comfort your entire family now and always, and know that Ruth Ann is now in her new home on high with the Lord. Prayers going up for you all.
We’re so very sorry to hear of Ruth Ann’s passing. Our depest condolences to all her family. She was a ray of sunshine here on Earth and now she’s an angel singing in Heaven’s choir. Every time I saw her she had a smile. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
So sorry for your loss. Ruth Ann was a wonderful lady. Prayers of comfort for all the family and friends.
To all of the Leib family we are so sorry for the loss of your precious mother and Harold’s wife may God comfort you all in this sad time you all are in our prayers
Ruth Ann was a wonderful person. From working with her at NAL. The antics of her and Janet Bricker was always a laugh. Anytime I saw Ruth Ann I got a big hug ,smile, and how are the kids! May your memories hold you tight in this trying time. God brought home another angel !
Ruthanne was a beautiful person inside and out. More proof that God only takes the best. Love and prayers for all the family.
Very sorry for your loss.
I am very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Harold and family: I am out of town and just saw this news. Having met Ruthann early on At NAL. she left an indelible impression on me and I feel like I am a better person for having known her. Her love of the Lord and love of her husband and family are things and I was truly envious of. She always had a twinkle in her eye and I’m sure that light continues to grow in heaven with her Lord and Savior. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
So sorry for your loss, Ruthie was one of a kind.
Prayers for your family. May God wrap his loving arms around each and everyone. What a wonderful person she was and she will be missed greatly.
Caring thoughts and prayers to the Lieb family with the passing of Ruth Ann. She was a very kind lady who always stopped to visit with Darren during their gospel sings. Darren said she would now be singing with the angels in heaven. May your wonderful memories of times past get you all through this saddened time, and may the memories remain in your hearts forever. Prayers.
Prayers are with all of you! Ruth Ann was a wonderful, caring, Godly woman who loved God and her family dearly! She always had a smile wherever she was at!
So very sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers for all!
So sorry to learn of the loss of Ruth Ann, Prayers to the Lieb Family.
What a wonderful, beautiful lady, and friend she was. Praying for the family and friends. She will be missed by many. Love you all.
So very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad, difficult time.
So sorry for your loss. Ruth Ann was a very special person and will be missed.
So sorry for your loss. May God bless you all so much. May you feel God's loving arms of love bless you. Dennis and Sue Hampsten and family
She is safe in the arms of Jesus. I will miss her sweet smile and sweet spirit.
She was always a classy lady. May she now rest in peace in Heaven with our Lord Jesus Christ. My heartfelt condolences to all family and friends, especially those whom I’ve known personally over the years. Hugs May you all find God’s peace in difficult days ahead.
To all the Leib family; From the time I was a little girl at Clay City Grade School until the last time I spoke with Ruth Ann she was one of the sweetest ladies I have been honored to know. My most heartfelt condolences to you all. Prayers for comfort during this time of loss.
We are so sorry for your family's loss!!! Praying for God's strength and comforting for you all!!
So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to your family. God Bless.
So very sorry for your loss. May the Lord comfort and keep you in His loving arms.
Our thoughts & prayers to your family. At Peace ....
Greg, Please accept our condolences on the passing of your mother.
My heart is saddened by the loss of Ruth Ann, prayers and hugs to the family. My heart is joyful because I know where she is, singing with Jesus! God bless and bring a blanket of comfort to all who will miss her beautiful smile on this earth.
Ruth Ann was such a loving, caring person. She always had a smile. May you feel God's arms around you and draw strength from Him. Prayers for your family🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏
My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Sympathy is extended to The Family. Sorry for Your Loss.
To the entire Leib family, George and I send our deepest sympathy. May God comfort all of you in the days ahead.
My prayers are with Harold and the family. RIP Ruth Ann
So sorry to hear. May God comfort your family at this time. Ruth was a caring loving lady who always had a smile and she was so proud of her family.
My sincere condolences to the Leib family. She was such a beautiful woman and role model of a Godly woman. Now she is singing and dancing with our Lord. I know you will miss her and I am sorry for that. ❤️
Ruth Ann was an amazing, kind, loving, Christian lady.
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. 🙏🙏
So sorry for your loss Curtis your a good man and made her proud hope you guys find peace
Prayers to the family. So sorry to hear of Ruth Ann's passing.
We will miss you we love you and we know your at Jesus feet.
So sorry for your loss
Our hearts are breaking on learning this sad news. We are so glad that we had the chance to get to know Ruth Ann, Harold and the family during our years living in Flora. We know she will be, sorely, missed. We hope all the wonderful memories will comfort and sustain you. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
So sorry for your loss of such a wonderful Christian. She worked with my mother at Sparton’s years ago, I will miss talking to her.
Ruth Ann has been one of my dearest friends. Although my heart is broken, I know she is rejoicing with Jesus.
So sorry for your loss. God needed another angel so he picked her. She was one of the friendliest person you could meet. She always had a smile and time to spend with you. May you all find comfort and peace.
She was a wonderful woman and always made everyone in the room feel special. God blessed us with her presence.
I remember Ruth Ann from Clay City, it's been many years ago when Philip used to spend the night with my brother Doug, a big loving family is what I remember..rest in peace Ruth Ann
Sorry for your loss sad to hear about it
We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for all of the Leib Family.
So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and comforting prayers to you all.
I am so sorry I remember Ruth Ann as being such a lovely lady she was a joy to be around may God Bless you & family in your time of sorrow
So sorry for your loss. I went to school with Lloyd and Joyce. Know there are many wonderful memories.
Sympathy is extended to The Family. Sorry for Your Loss.
So sorry for your loss. Lots of hugs and prayers for the Leib family.
So sorry for your loss
We are so sorry for your loss. She was a delightful lady.
My thoughts and prayers are certainly with the family at this difficult time. Ruth Ann was a very special lady and she will be missed.
I am just so very sad for all of you. It was an honor to care for her and to be with you all during this difficult time. My sincere sympathy. Cindy
She was an amazing person I remember her coming to my church her and her husband she was such a sweet beautiful lady 🥰 so sorry for your loss
We are so sad to hear of Ruth Ann’s passing. She was always a joy when she came into the restaurant with her beautiful smile. She was always so sweet. It’s comforting to know she is now sitting at the table of our Lord. Condolences to her family. 💔
She never met a stranger always was smiling everytime you saw her could tell she loved her family and church she loved talking about both of them. Sorry for your loss
like to send you all prayers, i got to know the leibs back in the early 80,s long time friends and allways out to help others ,what ever thay had they would share with there hearts and joys,i have seen you kids grow up form the time you meet me at the old feild tanks when i pump well knowing i allways had candy in my truck . and in church they was allways there with helping hand and hearts,so yes she will be missed but ruth had more friends then she can remember.so all you kids be there for harold and we all help support you with prayers as well
Harold and family, We are praying for Gods peace and comfort as you walk this journey RuthAnn was a special lady and blessed many people we will always remember those special times together at gospel quartet convention
I am truly sorry for your loss. Ruth Ann was such a nice lady. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
Our condolences to all of you, she will be greatly missed. She was a precious lady, Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother
Harold and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Ruth Ann was such a ray of sunshine. Prayers for all.
I'm so very sorry to see this . I had the pleasure of working with her at NAL. She was lovely lady,so kind, Harold an Family you have my Deepest Sympathy.
What a beautiful lady physically and spiritually and a shuning example of a Godly woman. A terrific wife, mother and grandmither and especially a true friend. I enjoyed workung with her at NAL and loved to hear her sing. Special memories and laughs we shared when our two groups got together and sang southern gospel . I will miss her glowing smile and kind words. My love and prayers to Harold and all the family. May God surround you with his loving arms in this time of grieving. But what a great homecoming for Ruth Ann. She has made it hime!
I am so sorry! Your mother was precious person. I love and respect so much Ruth and the entire family. I enjoyed so much the times when she was at CCGS and you kids attending there. Find peace in her tremendous faith and love for our Lord. What a witness she was as well the entire family!
So sorry for your loss.She was a very dear friend.Will miss her hugs and her update on the family.Heaven has gained a Angel.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. May God comfort you.
I’m sorry to hear of Ruth’s passing. I’m sure she is in a much better place even though she will be greatly missed. We first knew your family back in the 70’s on Scudamore street. You were renting the house next to our trailer. What a Family of Athletes and Musicians. We have shared a lot of Great Memories since then. COVID-19 has changed our World. You all are in our Prayers. Remember the Good Times. HP
To Greg and family.. So sorry for your loss. Your Mom was fun to be around and she always had a smile on her face. Glad I got to know her. Lovely lady.
While Rod has memories of Ruth Ann from days at NAL, my fondest are from when we were across- the- alley neighbors. Ruth and Harold made their way over to see our daughter for the first time once we were home from the hospital. Ruth Ann mentioned several times how special it was that Avril looked SO much like Rod....it finally dawned on me that she thought wede gone thru the adoption process!! I didnt want her to feel badly, so joked that when a person is as tall and " a horse" like I am, you really cant tell when theyre expecting! She looked so relieved and we laughed and laughed. She continues to be a fun, funny, beautiful, helpful and gracious lady....shes just being that in her brand new home. Our prayers are for peace for each of you...we love you all.💝
My deepest condolences to the whole family. I first met your mother when she was my teaching assistant at North Clay Elementary many years ago. She always gave the children (and teachers) her warm, caring attention. She was always smiling and happy, and that was the way she remained each time I saw her through the years. I know this is such a huge loss for your family, but knowing that she is now in Heaven gives you peace, I’m sure.
Some glad morning when this life is over, I'll fly away, to a home on God's celestial shore, I'll fly away! A soul is eternal and Mrs. Leib knew that. Not afraid to let her soul fly and be with Jesus. What an example for all mankind. I am sorry for the loss of this wonderful soul to our family in this present life, but Mrs. Leib, labors and trials are o'er, and she is safe on that beautiful shore. Just to near the dear Lord, she adore. "O That Will Be Glory"
Prayers for your well remembered family.
So very sorry about your loss