Goshen News, Goshen, IN

August 28, 2013

Ray Leatherman

May 14, 1923-Aug. 27, 2013


— GOSHEN — Ray Leatherman, 90, died at 2:13 a.m. Tuesday at his home after a short illness.

He was born May 14, 1923, to Guy and Retta (Smith) Leatherman.

On June 9, 1950, he married Doris Juday at New Paris Church of the Brethren, where he was an active member.

He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Debra (Dale) Sommers of Goshen and Diana (Brett) Whitehead of New Paris; and a son-in-law, Phillip White of Richmond, Va.; seven grandchildren, Lorie (Brent) Yoder, Jennifer (Courtney) Graber, Melinda (Kevin) Park, Bryce Whitehead, Phillip (Jenny) White ll, Michael White and Matthew White; and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Roxann White; his sister, Eilein Kurtz; and two brothers, Lamar Leatherman and Ralph Leatherman.

A private graveside service will take place at New Paris Cemetery. Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret Funeral Home, Goshen, is handling arrangements.

Memorials may be directed to New Paris Church of the Brethren or Boys Farm S.C. (where his granddaughter and her family are serving as house parents).

Online condolences may be sent at www.rrefh.com.