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Courier-Times New Castle, Indiana Thursday June 16, 1944 p1c 2

Mrs Anna Leisure Knighstown mother of 7 service men dies

Henry County's outstanding war mother, Mrs. Anna W. Leisure Knightstown who had 7 sons in the Armed forces, died Thursday afternoon at 4 oclock in Methodist hospital in Indianapolis following an illness of 2 weeks.

Mrs. Leisure age 58 was the wife of Dora R. Leisure and the family home is on Madison Street Knightstown. Mr. Leisure is employed in a war plant.

The body was removed to the Wilson funeral home in Knightstown pending funeral arrangements which are in abeyance awaiting word from the 7 sons in service.

Surviving are the husband, her mother Mrs. Samatha West of near Gwynnville and 12 children Sgt. Robert Leisure in England, S 2/C Hugh Leisure also in England Cpl. Hal Leisure in Italy, Orie Leisure, in the Merchant marine, S 1/C Ross Leisure, in Diego, Calif. Pfc Mellis Leisure Camp Gorden, GA, Pvt Max Leisure Camp Gorden Johnston Fl. Rolland Leisure Knightstown, Tyrus Leisure, New Castle Mrs. Margaret Ewing and Mrs. Hazel Hileman both of New Castle and Opal Leisure at home. She is also survived by three grandchildren, two sisters Mrs. Nellie Lowe, Pine Bluff Ark and Miss Vina West Gwynnville and a brother Scott West also of Gwynnville.

Courier Times New Castle Indiana June 17, 1944 p8 c 4

Mrs Anna Leisure

Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Leisure, Knightstown who died Thursday at the Methodist hospital in Indianapolis, will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Wilson Funeral Home in Knightstown. Burial will take place in Glencove Cemetery.