Vera Ellen Leiby, 86, of Wellington, passed away Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at MetroHealth Hospital in Cleveland, from complications from a sudden illness. She was born in Elyria on February 25, 1928, to the late Paul and Florence (nee Easterbrook) Williams.
Vera attended school in Elyria and Rochester for a short time. Vera grew up in the Wellington area, where she married Raymond F. Leiby on August 5, 1950 and raised twin sons, Raymond L. Leiby and Richard L. Leiby. She loved having her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren around, going camping, having cookouts with family and friends, watching her favorite television programs and watching out of her front window to see what was going on. She adored her pet Chihuahua, Cici, and also enjoyed her collection of porcelain dolls and Elvis memorabilia. Vera loved fair time; especially getting her cotton candy, waffles and Italian sausage sandwich.
Vera is survived by her husband, Raymond F. Leiby; sons, Raymond L. (Sue) Leiby, Sr. and Richard L. Leiby, Sr., both of Wellington; grandchildren, Raymond L. (Erin) Leiby, Jr., Tammi Leiby, Ryan Leiby, Richard L. Leiby, Jr., David (Jessica) Mann and Debbie Mann; 11 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and infant son, Dalton Leiby; siblings, Walter Williams, Arthur Williams, Viola White, Chuck White and Florence Donaldson; her father and mother-in-law, Fane and Ruth Leiby; sisters-in-law, Carol Leiby, Juanita Leiby, JoAnn Leiby and Shirley Leiby, Frances Leiby.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M., Sunday, August 17, 2014 at Norton-Eastman Funeral Home, 370 S. Main St., Wellington, where funeral services will be held Monday, August 18, 2014 at 2 P.M., with Reverend Lenore Robinson presiding. Burial will follow at Spencer Cemetery.