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Faye Elisabeth Leese

Born: Fri., Dec. 5, 1930
Died: Sun., Aug. 25, 2019


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Faye Elisabeth (McCartney) Leese, 88, of Hummelstown, formerly of Danville and Northumberland, went to be with her Lord on Sunday, Aug, 25, 2019, at the Willows of Presbyterian Senior Care Facility, Oakmont.
She was born Dec. 5, 1930, in Sunbury, a daughter of the late Relda McCartney.
Faye spent her childhood in Northumberland and graduated from Northumberland High School as a Pineknotter, class of ‘49’.
She attended and graduated from beauty school in Harrisburg and worked as a beautician for more than 25 years at the Lewisburg United Methodist Home from where she retired.
Faye was a lifetime member of Christ United Methodist Church, Northumberland and was also a volunteer with the Geisinger Auxiliary at Abigail’s Attic in Danville.
Faye remained a resident of Northumberland until she relocated to Danville to reside with her daughter April. They both moved to Hummelstown to reside with her son, David and his family.
Faye was a lovely and gracious lady who had many friends including classmates from Norry High and Abigail’s Attic. She always had a kind and encouraging word for others and was loved by all. She enjoyed spending her free time reading, watching HGTV and The Food Network. Her most enjoyable time came with spending it with family and friends.
She is survived by her son, David B. Leese and wife Connie of Hummelstown; granddaughters, Vanessa M. Rogers and husband Earl, Hilary F. Gross and husband Braden, all of New Kensington; one great-grandson, Gannon Rogers; sister-in-law, Patsy Bendle and husband Larry, of San Antonio, Texas; brother-in-law, Paul Leese and wife Donna, of Northumberland; and several nieces, nephews, and many dear friends.
Faye was preceded in death by her husband, Freeman H. Leese; daughter, April A. Leese; and brothers, Richard and Patrick.
There will be no funeral services at this time. A celebration of life will be scheduled and announced at a date.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Faye’s memory may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, PA Keystone Chapter or the Heffer Project.
Arrangements are by the Joseph W. Epler Funeral Home, 210 King St., Northumberland.

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