Louis Gilbert Leonhart

LEONHART, Louis Gilbert, 83, of Annapolis, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, at 2:30 p.m. at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born Sept. 20, 1930, on Summit Ave. on Pleasant Heights, the only son of the late Mary Martha (Starr) Leonhart and Louis Keith Leonhart.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sisters, Esther Pahl, Lois Gorman, and Joann Dishon.

Louis is survived by his wife, Flora June (Kerr) Leonhart of Annapolis; children, Louis Keith (Kathy) Leonhart of Richmond, John Allen (Debbie) Leonhart of Hebron, Kentucky, and Carol Ann Leonhart of Fort Thomas, Kentucky; five grandchildren, Melanie (Mike) Main, Louis Gerald, Jennifer (Randy) Scrivner, John Thomas Leonhart, and Sara May Leonhart; two great-grandchildren, Michael Main and Emily Main; and sister, Eileen Tallman of Hopedale.

He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, East Springfield.

Louis was a hard worker. He worked in Weirton Steel in the tin mill. He served and was honorably discharged from the Navy Reserves after six years. Louis has been flying as a private pilot since 1946, earning his wings at the tender age of 16. He ran a herd of Holstein milk cows, and 100 beef cattle. He drove a coal truck for Teramana Trucking for 5 years, worked as a dispatcher, and later a terminal manager, and retired with 20 years teamster pension. He also drove a school bus for the School of Bright Promise.

Friends will be received at the Everhart-Bove Funeral Home, 685 Canton Rd., Wintersville, on Saturday from 11 a.m. until time of funeral services at noon with Pastor Robert Welch officiating.

Burial will follow at East Springfield Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Christ United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 127, East Springfield, OH 43925 or Valley Hospice, 380 Summit Ave., Steubenville, OH 43952.

Send condolences online at www.everhart-bovefuneralhomes.com