Leach nee Stafford, Wanda Lee

Date: Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011
Time: 3:00 to 8:00 PM

Visitation Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Date: Monday, Feb. 28, 2011
Time: 10:00 AM

Service Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Crestview Memorial Park, St. Clair, MO

Memorials / Donations:
Hospice Program of your choice


Wanda Lee Leach of Robertsville, MO departed this life in St. Louis, MO on February 23, 2011, having reached the age of seventy-two years, one month and seven days. Wanda was born in Bernie, MO on January 16, 1939, daughter of Luther Stafford and Jewel Stafford nee Morris. As a young woman she was united in marriage and blessed to have three children. On April 11, 1968, she was united in marriage to Wells Elmo Leach, known to most as Babe, and one son was born of this union and their families were joined as one.

Wanda is survived by four children, Leonard Schunemeyer and wife, Patricia, of East Lyme, CT, Leslie Smith and husband, Dan, of Robertsville, Ronald Schunemeyer and wife, Carla, of Leslie, MO and Wesley Leach of Robertsville; by her step-daughter, Pat Beckman and husband, Jack, of St. Louis; by eleven grandchildren, Daniel Coffman, Jr. of Robertsville, Teresa Smith of Pacific, John and Michael Beckman, both of St. Louis, Kyle Schunemeyer of East Lyme, CT, Michael Leach of Robertsville, Tiffany and Kadi Schunemeyer, both of St. Clair, Daelynn Leach of Robertsville, Leah Schunemeyer and Carlie Thomas both of Leslie; by ten great-grandchildren, by brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.

Wanda was preceded in death by her parents, Luther and Jewel Stafford; by her husband, Wells “Babe” Leach; by two brothers, Rex Stafford, Sr. and James Stafford; and by one step-son, Michael Leach.

Wanda was a Christian and for several years, attended First Baptist Church in Villa Ridge, MO. Wanda had made caring for her home and family her career in life and she never tired of her job. Wanda loved spending time out doors and raising beautiful flowers was a favorite of her hobbies. As a young woman, she enjoyed going deer hunting and going fishing with her family. In more recent years, she liked to play board games, do cross word puzzles and watch scary movies. Above all else, Wanda was happiest when she was spending time with her children and grandchildren.

A kind and loving mother, mother-in-law, step-mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister-in-law, aunt, great and great-great aunt, cousin and treasured friend, she will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved her.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 AM on Monday, February 28, 2011 at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair with the Rev. Roger Johnson officiating. Interment was in Crestview Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Clair. Memorials may be made to a Hospice Program of your choice.