Laura Leslie, of Niles

Aug. 18, 1942 — March 14, 2016

Laura Leslie

Laura Leslie

Laura Lee Leslie, 73, of Niles, Michigan died at 12:03 p.m. on Monday, March 14, 2016 at Riveridge Manor in Niles following an extended illness.

She was born on August 18, 1942, in Marion, Indiana, to Arthur and Bonnie (Holiday) Nuckles. She was graduated from Monticello (Indiana) High School, and has lived in Niles since 1967. She was employed for many years at the former Niles plant of Simplicity Pattern Company.

Laura was a member of Hope Community Church in Niles. She enjoyed practicing all of the homemaker skills, especially sewing. She also enjoyed reading a wide variety of material, had read all of the Harry Potter series, and always read current events.

On July 6, 1957 at Monticello Presbyterian Church she married Richard E. Leslie with whom she celebrated last year the fifty-eighth anniversary of their wedding.

Surviving family includes her husband, Richard Leslie; daughter Annette Marie (& Allen) Tillstrom of Atoka, Tennessee, son Ed William (& Danny Mercado) Leslie of North Liberty, Indiana; grandson Phillip Tillstrom; great-grandchildren Lydia Sage Girard and Coy Alan Tillstrom; Laura’s step-father, Charlie Taylor of Monticello; and her siblings, Robert Nuckles of Niles, Melody Wells of Ocala, Florida, and A.J. Nuckles of Anthony, Florida; and several nieces and nephews.

Services for Laura Leslie will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at Hope Community Church in Niles with her son-in-law, Mr. Gary Tillstrom and Rev. Michael Smith of the church officiating. Committal will follow at Silverbrook Cemetery in Niles.

The family will receive relatives and friends on Tuesday at the church, beginning at 10 a.m. Contributions in memory of Laura may be made to Hope Community Church or to Hospice at Home. Arrangements were made at the Halbritter Funeral Home in Niles.

www.halbritterfunerals.com

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