Josephine E. Leach, 66, of S. Willow Street, Mt. Carmel, former Lavelle resident, passed away Friday evening, January 17th, at the Mountain View Nursing Center, Coal Township. Born in Fountain Springs, January 4, 1954, she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Joanne Farrell Everdale. She was a graduate of North Schuylkill High School, class of 1971, and McCann School of Business, Mahanoy City, class of 1974. Jose was employed as a kitchen aide for Broad Mountain Nursing Home, Frackville, and later for Ridgeview Nursing Center, Shenandoah Heights, until her retirement. She was a lover of animals, volunteering at the Hillside S.P.C.A., Pottsville, for fourteen years as a fundraiser.
Preceding her in death was an infant daughter, Jillian Marie Leach, a brother Albert J. Everdale, and maternal grandparents, Albert and Josephine Farrell.
Son: Ryan Leach and his companion Natasha, Lavelle
Pets: Dakota, Nanok, Nicky, and Miss Taz
Relatives and friends will be invited to attend a graveside funeral services at a later date. The Richard W. Fritz Funeral Home, Ashland, is in charge of arrangements.
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