MOUNT SAVAGE Leona Felker, 83, our angel here on Earth, entered into her eternal rest on Monday, June 5, 2017, surrounded by her family. She was 83 years old.
Leona was born on Dec. 28, 1933, in Mount Savage, to the late Benjamin H. and Lillie (Norris) Lashley. In addition to her parents, Leona was preceded in death by her seven brothers and five sisters.
A 1951 graduate of Beall High School, Leona worked at Montgomery Ward, where she met her husband, Clarence. She also worked at First & Second National Bank in Cumberland. Shortly after the birth of their first child, she became a stay-at-home mom, raising four children and helping to care for her four grandchildren. Leona was an active member of the Mount Savage United Methodist Church and served as treasurer for the United Methodist Women. She helped organize numerous church events and was a willing, selfless volunteer.
Surviving are her husband of 62 years, Clarence J. Felker; son, David Felker and wife, Judy, Buffalo Mills, Pa.; daughters, Patricia Burner and husband, Jack, Frostburg, Janice Clark and husband, Rob, Ellerslie, and Diana Sines and husband, David, Oakland; grandchildren, Rachel Winebrenner and husband, Kirby, Matthew Clark, Samantha Sines and Christopher Sines; sisters, Etta Malloy and Betty Zimmerman and husband, Frank; numerous nieces and nephews.
A private service with immediate family was held on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at Durst Funeral Home with the Rev. George Harpold officiating.
Interment followed at Sunset Memorial Park.
Memorials in Leona's memory may be made in her name to the Mount Savage United Methodist Church Stained Glass Window Fund, 12619 New Row, Mount Savage, MD 21545.
We feel blessed to have had such a strong, gentle and loving woman with us for so long. Mom was the perfect example of kindness, compassion and wisdom as she taught us how to live our lives as better people.
Words of comfort may be sent to the family following the obituary at www.durstfuneralhome.com.
Published on June 7, 2017