Margaret Grace Leatherman | 1923 - 2014 | Obituary

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Margaret Grace Leatherman

Born: March 29, 1923
Died: February 23, 2014

Margaret Grace (Yothers) Leatherman - 90, of Souderton, PA; formerly of Pipersville, PA went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, February 23, 2014 at Souderton Mennonite Homes.

She was the loving wife of the late Howard D. Leatherman for 54 years. Margaret was born in Bedminster Twp., PA to the late Isaac Erwin & Nora E. (Rush) Yothers.

She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Margaret was a member of Deep Run Mennonite Church East where she was part of the ladies sewing circle. She was a member of Women's Aglow. Margaret enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, quilting and sending cards and letters to family and friends. She loved her Savior and spending time with her family.

Margaret is survived by six sons, Bruce Leatherman & wife, Helen of Tamaqua, PA, Daniel Leatherman & wife, Nancy of Hamburg, PA, Richard Leatherman & wife, Rachel of Souderton, PA, John Leatherman of Trout Run, PA, Dean Leatherman & wife, Sondra of Hesston, KS, Duane Leatherman & wife, Renita of Telford, PA; four daughters, Margaret Troyer & husband, Neal of Yates Center, KS, Mary Derstein & husband, Harvey of Ford, KS, Joanne Ruth & husband, Joseph of Oley, PA, Geraldine Schmidt & husband, Mark of Bedminster, PA; twenty-four grandchildren; forty-nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ruth Yothers of Souderton, PA, Florence Bucher of Bellefontaine, OH; a brother, Isaac Yothers, Jr. & wife, Martha of Souderton, PA and a brother-in-law, Daniel Hunsberger of Perkasie, PA.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by four sisters, Naomi Yothers, Miriam Yothers, Esther Yothers, Alverna Hunsberger; two brothers, Paul & Richard Yothers; a daughter-in-law, Lena Leatherman and a grandson, Michael D. Leatherman.

Viewings will be held on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at Souderton Mennonite Homes, 207 W. Summit St., Souderton, PA from 6:00pm – 8:00pm and on Friday, February 28, 2014 at Deep Run Mennonite Church East, 350 Keller's Church Road, Perkasie, Pennsylvania 18944 from 9:00am – 11:00am.

The funeral service will be held on Friday, February 28, 2014 at 11:00 am at Deep Run Mennonite Church East.

Burial will take place in the adjoining church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Push the Rock, PO Box 95, Emmaus, PA 18049 [].

Arrangements by: Anders-Detweiler Funeral Home & Crematory, 130 East Broad Street, Souderton, Pennsylvania 18964. To send online condolences to the family, visit

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