Celeste Leahy

Celeste Louise Hedwig Leahy, 96, Gerald, died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, at Mercy Hospital in Washington.

She was born May 6, 1922, to Herman and Dorothea (Bentlage) Meyer.

She was united in marriage to James O. Leahy, Jan. 17, 1976, at Florissant.

She enjoyed quilting and gardening and was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church at Beaufort.

She was preceded in death by husband, James; step-son, Dennis Leahy; brothers, Albert, Edwin, Benjamin and Gerhardt Meyer; and sisters, Eleanor Binkhoelter, Christine Lucsky, Hilda Price and Laura Hobein.

She is survived by step-daughter, Mary Kate McLaughlin and husband Mike of Palm Harbor, Fla.; step-son, James Leahy Jr. and wife Debbie of St. Louis; step-grandchildren, Patrick and Kelly McLaughlin; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held Sunday, Sept. 9, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Beaufort with Rev. William Zastrow officiating. Burial was in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis.

Memorials suggested to St. John’s Lutheran Church, Beaufort.

Arrangements entrusted to Gottenstroeter Funeral Home in Gerald.