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Mary Knight Leffers, 96, passed away Thursday, July 10, 2014, at 8:30 a.m. at Saint Anne Home, Fort Wayne.
Mrs. Leffers was born Sept. 27, 1917, in Huntington, to E. Edwin and Mary Kathryn (Duffey) Coughlin. Her parents preceded her in death. Maryâ€™s first marriage was to Gordon Knight. He preceded her in death on July 3, 1961. Her second marriage was to Paul Leffers on Feb. 17, 1962. Her husband survives and resides at Saint Anne Home.
Mrs. Leffers graduated from Huntington High School in 1935. She graduated as a Registered Nurse from St. Joseph School of Nursing in 1940.
Mary was employed at Huntington Hospital and she served as a community nurse. She was the Director of Nursing at Millerâ€™s Merry Manor and Victory Noll in Huntington for over 15 years. She retired in 1983.
Mary was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Huntington, St. Vincent DePaul Society, Rosary Sodality at St. Mary and the Secular Franciscans. She was a member of the Art Guild of Huntington and was an active volunteer for the American Red Cross.
Along with her husband she is survived by three sons, Mark (Virginia) Leffers of Port Angeles, Wash., Jeffrey (Jane Gerardot) Leffers of Fort Wayne, Patrick â€śEddieâ€ť (Kym) Leffers of Albion; three daughters, Susan (Jack) Solloway, Nancy (Ted) Poulson, both of Huntington, and Sally (Tim) Ford of Warren. Mary is also survived by 26 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren, and 14 great-great-grandchildren.
Along with her parents and first husband, Mary was preceded in death by two sons, Gerald Knight, John Knight; two brothers, Paul Coughlin, Ed Coughlin; and one sister, Helen Petree.
Calling hours will be held Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home, 715 N. Jefferson Street, Huntington.
A recitation of the Rosary will be held at 7:30 p.m. at McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 903 N. Jefferson St, Huntington with Father John Overmyer officiating.
Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Huntington.
In lieu of flowers, preferred memorials may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church or Huntington County Right to Life in care of McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home, 715 N. Jefferson Street, Huntington.
McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home, 715 N. Jefferson St., Huntington is entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences can be made at www.mcelhaneyhartfuneralhome.com.