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Margaret Leek


June 22, 1931
September 29, 2020

Funeral will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, October 2, 2020 at Hillcrest Mausoleum Chapel in Centralia

Margaret Ann “Nudie” Leek, 89, of Centralia passed away peacefully, surrounded by the love of her family Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at Centralia Manor. She was born on June 22, 1931 the daughter of Manley H. and Effie (Vaughn) Etheridge in Centralia. She married her sweetheart, Herschel Leek on May 4, 1957 at the First United Presbyterian Church in Centralia and he preceded her in death on June 4, 1988.

Survivors that will remember Margaret’s sweet smile include her beloved children, Connie Roberts and husband Larry of Salem, Debbie Chapman and husband Dale of Centralia, and Gina Feazel of Centralia; cherished grandchildren, Shannon McDaniel, Kelly Roberts (Keli), Kyle Roberts (Scott Sauder), Ashley Chapman, Matthew Feazel, and Maddie Feazel; precious great-grandchildren, Harper McDaniel, Kolten Roberts, and Rowan Roberts; son-in-law, David Feazel; and a host of special nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Leek was preceded in death by both her parents Manley and Effie Etheridge; siblings, brothers, Wayne Etheridge, and Cecil Etheridge, and sisters, Evelyn “Punkin” Smith, and Mary Ruth Finley

Mrs. Leek was born and raised in Centralia and proud to call Centralia her home where she was an enthusiastic Centralia Orphans supporter. She was a faithful employee of Miss Elaine’s Dress Factory in Centralia before she was married, returning once her family was raised to work there again for over 20 years before her retirement. Margaret was a warm and loving wife and mother that felt blessed to care for her husband, her children and her home. She enjoyed keeping her house clean and made sure it was always welcoming and comfortable. Margaret was known for her sass and had the amazing ability to make others laugh while her presence would light up the room. She liked to share a meal out with friends and family and loved to go to her favorite restaurant, Taco Bell. She was overjoyed to be a MaMa and was her grandchildren’s biggest supporter, making sure to never miss their ballgames. Margaret leaves behind a great example of working hard, remembering to laugh, and always putting family first.

Irvin Macz Funeral Home in Centralia is privileged to be assisting the family of Margaret Leek. A celebration of life service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, October 2, 2020 with Pastor Seth Baltzell officiating at Hillcrest Mausoleum Chapel in Centralia. Entombment will follow. Memorials may be made in Margaret’s honor to the Wamac Mission of Hope Inc. for Wamac Food Pantry. Online condolences and memories of Margaret may be shared with the family by visiting and/or on the funeral home’s Facebook page.