Cathy A. Leininger (1954 – 2014) Obit

leininger_cathy1 WEBOur Loving mother, Cathy (Morgan) Leininger, passed away Tuesday, September 16, 2014, in her home, surrounded by her loving family after her courageous battle with cancer. Cathy was born April 11, 1954, and was a lifelong resident of Fayette, OH. On July 5, 1975, she married her loving husband, Lee Leininger, and together they created a legacy known as Cottonwood Vale Farms. In addition to mastering the art of being a farm wife, Cathy began her career as a nurse, but grew to love independent sales. She served as a sales consultant for Home Interiors for ten years, and Pampered Chef for 20 years.

She loved meeting new people and nurturing the relationships she established with friends. She was the one everyone called just to talk. Her heart of gold was the driving force behind her support for her community and generosity to others. The love she showed to her children and grandchildren was unparalleled; her family meant the world to her. In her 60 years she gave us a lifetime of love, encouragement, and hospitality. Though all of her struggles with cancer, she always persevered. She will be dearly missed by many.

The daughter of the late Wayne and Carol Morgan is survived by her husband, Lee Leininger; son, Alan (Laura) Leininger of Fayette; daughter, Kayanne (Jason) Sharp of Gahanna, OH; grandchildren, AJ and Morgan Leininger of Fayette; brother, David Morgan of Fayette; and numerous extended family and friends.

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Cathy Leininger will be held on Friday, September 19, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at the Fayette United Methodist Church with Pastor Diane Schaffner officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service, at the Family Life Center, where a luncheon will be served.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made payable to the family, whose wishes are to establish a memorial in the community in honor of Cathy.

Arrangements were handled by Eagle Funeral Home-Barrett Chapel in Fayette.

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