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     Leila Ann Metcalf, age 67, of Jasper, passed away Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at Mercy McCune Brooks Hospital in Carthage.

     Leila was born September 7, 1946, at Wright County, Missouri, to Edgar and Mildred (Perkins) Greenlee.  She graduated from Jasper High School and, later spent many years working in the Jasper school system as well as serving on the Jasper School Board.  She enjoyed athletic activities and was a dedicated Jasper Eagle fan.  Many will remember Leila for her welcoming smile and helpful manner during the eight years she worked at Carthage Wal-Mart.   Leila was an avid fisherman and an active member of First Baptist Church of Lamar.

     On October 16, 1970 at Jasper, Leila married Leonard E. Metcalf and he survives, of the home.  Also surviving are a daughter, Della Hill & Virginia Chadbourne of Albert Lea, Minnesota; a son and daughter-in-law, Danny & Kyley Metcalf of Jasper; two brothers, Rick & Karen Greenlee and Randy & Marsha Greenlee; five sisters, Lillian Schubblehutt, Lois Jean & Dan Ulibarri, Fay Dozer, Kay Sisseck, and Louelle Greenlee; five grandchildren, Braden, Logan, Haley, Kierstin, and Xander.  She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother Richard Greenlee, a sister, Lavetta Daigh, and a daughter, Deborah Metcalf.

     A memorial service will be 2:00 pm Saturday, January 25, 2014 at Lamar First Baptist Church with Pastor Robb Hodson officiating.  Burial will follow at Mitchell Cemetery east of Jasper.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to Jasper Eagles Booster Club in care of Daniel Funeral Home.


Comments  

#6 Carthage,MOJulie 2014-02-05 16:46
Leila was a very nice person, always greeted people with a smile. So sorry for your loss :sad: May she RIP
#5 carthageJohn LeMasters 2014-01-28 18:46
I had not seen Leila in quite a while , but have fond memories of school days, riding the bus with all of her brothers and sisters. Prayers
#4 Hutchinson, KansasMarie VanDorn Crank 2014-01-25 10:14
Thinking of you, Love & prayers.
#3 Hobart OkBill and Carol Hoenshell 2014-01-24 21:21
Leila was such a joy to be around. We worked together and went to church together and Leila was always ready to help how ever she could. She will be missed.
#2 Jasper, Mo.Jerry and Donna Chapman 2014-01-24 11:52
I have known lela and her family for many years now and yes she would always greet you with smile. She was always a joy to be around. I offer my prayers to her family, as i know she will be missed dearly.
#1 Jasper MissouriJerry & Lura Gordon 2014-01-24 11:14
Leila will long be remembered for her love of her Husband, Children & Grandchildren. Also, her love for the Jasper Eagle Sports Teams and her Sunny disposition. She will be missed by all who knew her.
Heartfelt sorrow for your loss to Leonard and all family members and friends that had the privilege to know her.

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