Raymond Darrel LEACH

December 20, 1937 ~ February 11, 2008

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Mr. Raymond Darrel Leach passed away on Feb. 11, 2008, at Des Peres Hospital in St. Louis County, Missouri, at the age of 70 years, 1 month & 21 days. Raymond Darrel was born on December 20, 1937, in St. Louis, MO., & was the son of the late Raymond & Olene 'Maupin' Leach.

Raymond Darrel served in the US ARMY Reserves for 6 years. He was a member of the Mineral Area Woodcarvers & loved wood carving and wood working. He retired from the St. Louis Procter & Gamble Plant.

Survivors Include : His wife, Kathryn R. "Kay" (Frangel) Leach, of Farmington. 2 Daughters: Jan 'Mrs. Michael' Birly, of O'Fallon, MO & Jill 'Mrs. Christopher' Nevels, of Hazelwood, MO. 4 Grandchildren: Holly & Kaytlin Nevels; Sean & Mikaela Birly. Brother-In-Law: William "Bill" (& Maureen) Frangel, of Farmington. Also surviving are 1 Niece; 1 Nephew; 1 Aunt; 2 Cousins & numerous Friends.

Visitation Starts : Friday, 9:30 a.m.

Funeral : Friday, 10:30 a.m., Feb. 15, 2008,

at : TAYLOR Funeral Service CHAPEL, with Rev. Pete Soens officiating.

Interment : Calvary Cemetery - 5239 W. Florissant Ave. - St. Louis, MO. 63115 (314) 381.1313

Memorials to: * The Farmington Presbyterian Manor Good Samaritan Fund, in memory of Ruth Frangel; * The American Heart Association &/or * The Kidney Association.

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  1. I agree, you have great family memories. Thanks for letting me have the privilege of knowing your dad, what a fantastic man. Kay, you two were a great example of marriage. And thanks to your dad for teaching you your sometimes great driving skills, sense of direction, and enough mechanical knowledge to keep us all safe on our soccer adventures! love you, (as our daughters call us) your spoon buddy, annie

  2. My heart goes out to you and your family with My Deepest Sympathy. I only know him as Jill's Dad and the love she expressed for him. You are all in my prayers and thoughts now and the days to come. Sincerely, Elythe Higgins

  3. Jan – I was so sorry to hear about your father. My hope for you and your family is Peace at this time. Miss you, Joyce

  4. Jill and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your dad, I know that your family is close. I love the stories that you told about you and your sister growing up how you wrestled with your dad all of the time. Hold on to the memories and know that your dad is ok now.

  5. Dearest Kay, Word's cannot tell you how very sorry I am for your loss. You and your family are in our thought's and prayer's. Until we see each other, know that I love you. Barb Sharp (the swimmin women)

  6. Our hearts go out to your entire family. I believe your Dad had a long and wonderful life. May God bless you and your family at this time.

  7. Jan, That was a beautiful tribute video. I remember the day of your rehearsal dinner your Dad walked up to me and said "Hey John, you clean up pretty well!" I thought that was one of the funniest things I'd ever heard and every time I hear that phrase I think of your Dad.

  8. Jan and Family. I'm so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. I hope your fond memories will help you cope with the pain of this loss.

  9. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this sad time. We are thankful to have known Darrel these past 18 years, to have laughed (and been laughed at a few times!), shared the births of his grandkids, and am glad we have several pieces of his wood work around our home to remind us of him. You are blessed to have had such a wonderful husband, Dad and Granddaddy!

  10. Jill, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I'd give anything to be there for you right now, but please know that I am with you in spirit. I love and miss you guys so much. God Bless and please let me know if there's anything I can do for you.

  11. Jan, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Even though he is out of sight, he will live forever in your heart…my thoughts are with your entire family.

  12. Jan & Family, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. You and your whole family are in my thoughts and prayers. The video tribute was wonderful, and really gave a sense of who your dad was. I hope all of the good memories you have of your dad get you through this very difficult time.

  13. So sorry to hear about Darrel. Our son John called 2/16. He was such a good man. We enjoyed our camping trip with your family so many years ago. May God be with you and your family and know Darrel is in a good place. Ralph & Joan Caldwell

  14. We want to share our deepest sympathy with your family during this difficult time. The video is a beautiful tribute to a wonderful life. The memories show he was a hard working family man. His presence will no longer be with you but his love will live in your hearts. Our prayers are with you all.

  15. Dear Jan & Family We are deeply sadden over your loss. Please know you and your family are in our daily thoughts and prays. There is nothing but time that will heal you sorrow but please know we are here for you in your time of need. Ron & Debbie Roth

  16. I wish to express my deepest sympathy to Ray's family. We will truely miss him here at cardiac rehab, he was always so cheerful, and always talked of his family. Teresa-Cardiac Rehab

  17. I am so sorry for youe loss.Ray was a favorite long time customer of ours at Randy's BARBER Shop. I enjoyed talking with him about carving and just general conversaton. Again I amso sorry. He will e greatly missed by us both. Randy and Sharon

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