VeteranCharles Leib

Charles R. Leib, 84, of Astoria died at 7:45 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, 2005, at his residence.

He was born Nov. 11, 1920, in Astoria Township, Fulton County, a son of Jacob Baughman and Nellie Edith Haffner Leib. He married Linda B. Lockard on Aug. 12, 1953, in Astoria. She survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Pat (and Jim) Webb of Biggsville; three sons, Charles (and Rebecca) of Rock Island, John (and Christy) of O'Fallon and Thomas of Aurora; one brother, William of Pomeroy, Ohio; and eight grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and an infant; and one sister, Margaret Euler.

He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of Astoria American Legion Post #25.

He graduated from Moody Bible Institute in 1949 and worked in Rural Home Missions in Kentucky for several years.

He also worked for Tingley Foundry in Ipava, Lock's Auto Co. in Astoria, Astoria Sunshine Store, Price Oil Co., Oscar Mayer in Beardstown and Synergistic Seed Co. in Astoria.

He drove for the American Red Cross in Astoria for several years.

He served on the Astoria Town Board 10 years. He was vice president of South Fulton Senior Citizens in Astoria. He sang with several musical groups over the years, including The Kingdom Builders, Astoria Ramblers and the Fulton County Civic Singers for over 10 years. He was a member of the Astoria Lions Club.

He was a member of Astoria Church of the Brethren, where he served as deacon and Sunday school teacher.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Astoria Church of the Brethren with Pastor Fred Meisenheimer and Pastor Gary Schultz officiating. Visitation will be tonight from 6-8 p.m. at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria. Interment will be at Astoria Cemetery, with military rites conducted by his American Legion Post.

Memorials may be made to Cass-Schuyler Hospice, Astoria Fire and Rescue Squad or his church.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 11/2/2005

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