Leta B. (nee Weiss) File, 93, of Pocahontas, IL, died Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at Cedarhurst Senior Living, Greenville, IL, surrounded by her family.
Leta was born March 28, 1926, to Edward and Bertha (nee Basler) Weiss, in Pocahontas, IL. On June 2, 1945, she married Kenneth File.
She was a member of the Pocahontas United Methodist Church where she was very active. Leta was born and raised on a farm, and then became a farmer’s wife where she proudly helped farm and took care of her family. She cherished her family and loved spending time with them. Leta raised a huge garden and delighted in canning all of the vegetables which were produced. She had a passion for making pies and was proud of her pie making. Leta loved playing the harmonica with her “bluegrass jamming friends”.
She is survived by her children, Berry (Karen) File, Pocahontas, IL, Sandra (Terry Everett) File, Pocahontas, IL; grandchildren, Shani Golovay, Mindy (Justin) Jefferson; great grandchildren, Elusha, Yoseph, and Esiah Golovay, Ada, Titus, Lukas, and Ezra Jefferson; sister, Esther Brown, Pocahontas, IL; many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Bertha Weiss; husband, Kenneth File (2003); brothers, Elmer, Henry, Arthur, Ted, Orville, and Vallie Weiss; sister, Velma Hitz.
Memorials may be made to the Pocahontas United Methodist Church or Cedarhurst of Greenville Activity Fund.
Visitation: Friday, May 17, 2019, from 9:00 to 11:00 am, at Meridith Funeral Home, Pocahontas, IL.
Funeral Service: Friday, May 17, 2019, 11:00 am, at Meridith Funeral Home, Pocahontas, IL.
Clergy: Rev. Ray Snider, Pastor, Pocahontas United Methodist Church.
Interment: Robinson Cemetery, Pocahontas, IL.
Meridith Funeral Home, Pocahontas, IL.