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Gay Leathers

Sep 29th, 1942 - Sep 19th, 2022


 There will be no services.


      Lorna Gay Leathers, age 79, of Flora, Illinois, passed away early Monday morning, September 19, 2022, at Deaconess Midtown Hospital in Evansville, Indiana.

      She was born September 29, 1942, in Salem, the daughter of LeRoy Edward and Lucille (Lewis) Turner.

      Gay was a longtime employee of Sparton Manufacturing in Flora.  She enjoyed working crossword puzzles, watching movies and game shows, and coloring.  She had a love for animals, ice cream, and sweets. 

      She is survived by her son: Blake Leathers of Flora; granddaughter: Shayna Leathers of Iola; great-grandson: Aiden Leathers of Iola; a sister: Nancy (Ray) Corry of Fairview Heights; and a niece: Lee Ann Corry of Flora.

      She was preceded in death by her parents and 2 sisters: Anita Turner and Judith Turner.

      There will be no services.  Arrangements are by Frank & Bright Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Flora.  Memorial donations are suggested to Fur a Good Paws and will be accepted through the funeral home.  To share a memory or condolence, visit:


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judith shannon

September 21st

blake and shayna i am sorry for the loss of your loving mother and grandmother hold your memories in your heart. gay was a positive influence for you and community.

Glenda Cooper

September 21st

Blake and family you are all in my thoughts and prayers. I so enjoyed getting to visit with her when I saw her out. May God's blessing be with you all at this hard time.

Nola Hoard Leanna

September 21st

I remember fun school days with Gay and her sisters. Sorry for the Turner, Leathers, and Corry families at this time of loss.

Ulanda Ruger-Bryan

September 21st

So sorry to learn of Gay’s passing. We were classmates, Class of ‘60. Always enjoyed talking with her. She will be missed at reunion. My sympathies to her family.

Carla Eastberg

September 21st

Blake sending prayers and hugs. Your mom was special to alot of people. Loved our time and memories with her. RIP GAY and Fly high!

Micheal W & Kristal G Engelmeier

September 21st

I first met Gay when I was 13 years old, I had joined a Country band that her former husband was a member of. We had several years together playing music at all the local and area clubs. Gay was always happy go lucky was a joy to be around as we all shared many good times trooping all over Southern Illinois. May she rest in peace. Condolences to all her family.

Roberta Schnepper

September 21st

I have fond memories of my friendship with Gay that began while working with her at Sunbeam Plastics years ago.

Monica McGrath

September 21st

I’m so sorry, Blake, Nancy, Lee Ann, and family. Gay was a wonderful woman.

Ginny Ashley

September 21st

I was shocked to read this. I worked with Gay at Spartons for years. My prayers are with t you .

Mary Reynolds

September 21st

Condolences to the family. She was a sweet lady and good friends with my mom & step mom.

Martie (Guerrettaz) Evans

September 21st

Blake, Nancy, Lee Ann & Families, I am so so sad that this world has lost Gay’s wonderful and joyous presence. Her name really fit her personality. I have so many great memories of growing up next door to you and your Mom, Blake. My heart goes out to you all.

Carolyn Wickiser

September 21st

Sincere condolences to the family on your recent loss. I remember all you girls from when we lived on East Third Street.

Mike and Sharon Gray

September 21st

So sorry for your loss. Gay was a wonderful lady. Prayers of comfort for all the family and friends.

Wayne & Ricki Lapington.

September 21st

So sorry for the loss of Gay! She was a very sweet Lady!

Lisa Erbacher

September 22nd so sorry. My family all loved Gay...can still hear her giggle. A wonderful friend to my sister Teri....she will be missed and thought of as a wonderful friend to me..

Jean Guerrettaz

September 22nd

Gay was a long time best friend - she will be truly missed for her kindness and compassion for all. We had so many great times and laughs. Rest in peace, dear friend!


September 22nd

So so sorry for your mom's passing Blake.

Becky Stanford Stocke

September 22nd

My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time. Always enjoyed talking with Gay. A former classmate that will be missed!

Bobby and Leanna Snell

September 22nd

I am so very sorry for your loss! Mammy was always so good to all of us,especially Dalton,. She was loved by us all,and will be missed

Shawn Kirby

September 22nd

My heart aches for Blake, Shayna and Aiden. Gay was such a sweet & fun person to be around. I always enjoyed talking to her. I don’t think I’ve ever seen her without a smile and her laugh was so infectious. Praying for the people that loved her that she left behind.

Steve and Nancy Mink

September 23rd

Fly high sweet friend. Loved to laugh with you, Judy, and Anita back in the day.

Janet Leathers

September 23rd

Blake, So sorry to hear about your mother. Remembering the happy times. Thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.


September 23rd

As your ex...I hope you Rest in Peace hon!

Trudy Zimmerman Stanford

September 26th

Gay, you will be so missed by many. You were always so kind and would give a helping hand and heart to anyone in need. You were a strong woman, mother and I will never forget your laughter. You , Nita and Judy could light up a room with all of your infectious laughter, I loved it. You will forever hold a place in my heart. I hope you and your sisters and my Mom are all together laughing away and hope we will meet again my friend. I love you. ❤️

Scott Sullens

November 2nd

Blake & Family, Gay was like a second mother to me back in the day she was alot of fun to be around I will miss her dearly.



Wayne Eastin & Diane Johnson
Clara Booth
Carla Eastberg
David Bryden
Marilyn Stanford
charlie and karen sailer
Connie Hilderbrand
Glenda Cooper
Debra Spillman
Charlie and Norma Stanford
Micheal W. & Kristal G. Engelmeier
Jim and Brenda Thompson
Debbie Yates
David Eastin & Family
Roberta Schnepper
Ilene Jackson
Don, Jane and Darren Delaney
Mary Reynolds
Bruce and Robbin Dickey
Don and Mary Smith
Bud and Linda Martin
Ginny Ashley
Larry Frost
Vince Guerrettaz
Phil & Jane Henson
Tony & Jami (Pickel) Gibbons.
Patricia Ridgeway
Martie Evans
Yancey and Lori Glassford
Mike and Sharon Gray
Lou & Beth Sulsberger
Troy&Kim and Carson Welty
Woods Meryl
Bobby & Kathy Johnson
Shawn Dulaney
Pat & Cyndi Hale
Dottie Nicholson
Tina Henson Branham
Elaine Hobbs Wiles
Karon Hobbs Dehart
Anna Ferguson
Jerry and Norma Kling
Randy & Lisa Hargis
Lisa Erbacher
Mike Patridge and Jean Guerrettaz
Peggy Coble
Doug and Kelly Hemrich
Lisa McElroy
Cecelia Cardascio
Cheri Casolari
Dave and Linda Thompson
Lee & Diana Blair
Chad & Susan King
Ron and Mary Anne Ayers
Becky Stanford Stocke
Barbara Gill
Jean Eskew
Debbie (Glaspy) Johnson
Bobby,Leanna and Kaylyn Snell
Shawn Kirby
Carl & Dana Zimmerman
Mary King
Mark Dunnigan
Diane Prince
Kelly and Debbie Dannells
David & Diane Hemphill
Bruce & Nannette Richards
Jerry "Butch" Erwin
Janet Leathers
Ulanda Ruger Bryan
Gary Burton
Sherry Smith Orel
Lowell & Brenda K Showalters
Bruce & Nannette Richards
Trudy Zimmerman Stanford
Jacki Pickel Sehie
Brandi McAllister
Terri Gragert
Viv Blackford
Scott Sullens


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