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Carrie Lucille Leitner

January 11, 1925 April 21, 2016
Carrie Lucille Leitner
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Obituary for Carrie Lucille Leitner
PEORIA – Carrie Lucille Leitner, 91, of Peoria passed away at 11:57 a.m. Thursday, April 21, 2016, at UnityPoint Health – Proctor surrounded by her family.

Carrie was born on Jan. 11, 1925, in Brownsville, Ky., to the late Jessie Hamilton and Wanda Dee (Johnson) Skaggs. She married Owen Leitner on Nov. 3, 1956, in Peoria. He preceded her in death on Sept. 26, 2015.

She was also preceded in death by four brothers, Ben Skaggs, Ernest W. Skaggs, Monte Skaggs, and D.H. Skaggs; and four sisters, Gwendoline(Julius) Evans, Arlene (J.H.) Johnson, Dale Wolfram, and Louise (Gene) Vaughn.

She is survived by her children, Catherine Leitner of Peoria and Ronald (Lisa) Leitner of Edelstein, Ill.; three grandsons, Seth (Maria) Leitner, Jesse Leitner, and Zachary Leitner; two great-grandsons, Brek and Izaak; one sister Doris (Ned) Powell of Orange City, Fla.; One sister-in-law Bonnie Skaggs of Ohio; as well as, many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Carrie graduated from Hartford High School.

She was a former member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and a current member of St. Jude Catholic Church.

Carrie was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was a woman of strong faith and she never met a stranger. Carrie loved watching her favorite baseball team, the St. Louis Cardinals play. She will be greatly missed by her family and her many friends.

A funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday April 28, 2016, at St. Jude Catholic Church. Fr. John Verrier and Fr. Patrick Henehan will officiate. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday April 27, 2016, at Wright & Salmon Mortuary, with recitation of the Rosary at 6:45 p.m. An additional visitation will be 30 minutes prior to the Mass at the church. A private graveside service will be in Lancaster Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the OSF Children’s Hospital.

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5:00 PM 4/27/2016 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 4/27/2016 7:00:00 PM
Wright & Salmon Mortuary

2416 N North St
Peoria, IL 61604

Recitation of the Rosary at 6:45PM

Wright & Salmon Mortuary
2416 N North St Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Funeral Mass




10:30 AM 4/28/2016 10:30:00 AM
St. Jude Catholic Church

10811 N. Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, IL 61615

Visitation 30 minutes prior

St. Jude Catholic Church
10811 N. Knoxville Ave. Peoria 61615 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Children's Hospital of Illinois


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