Helen Elizabeth Leasure, 86, of Brighton, passed away Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, at Rosewood Care Center in Alton.
She was born Jan. 1, 1929, in Dunbar, Penn., the daughter to David Earl and Virginia Irene (Ellenberger) Rankin.
She married Ross Edward Leasure Dec. 5, 1945, in Masontown, Penn.; he preceded her in death March 30, 2004.
She is survived by a daughter, Constance and Adam Ivanuck of Brighton; daughter-in-law, Nancy Leasure Jr. of Austin, Texas; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; infant son, James David Leasure; son, Ross Leasure Jr.; and a brother, Milton David Rankin.
Paynic Home for Funerals in Rosewood Heights entrusted with professional services. Private burial will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Bunker Hill. Memorials can be made to Feathered Nest Rescue in Brighton. Online guestbook available at www.paynicfh.com.