JoAnn Frances Leiker 79, died Saturday, June 13, 2020, in Lake Worth, Fla.
She was born Jan. 4, 1941, in Ellis County to Alois and Rosa Ruder. She was a 1959 graduate of Marian High School.
She married John H. Leiker on Sept. 17, 1960, in Hays. She worked at Ellis County Courthouse for many years until the family moved to Denver in 1973, where she was an accountant.
She was a member of Spirit of Christ Catholic Community Church in Arvada.
She enjoyed life and traveling.
Survivors include her husband, of almost 60 years; three daughters, Jacqualyne Leiker-Worters (Randy Worters), Janelle (Darrell) Downs and Janine Leiker (Ed Harrison); and three grandchildren, Amber Worters, Jared Downs and Trina Downs.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Merilda Dinges, Esther Ruder and Norine Nemecek; two brothers, Vernon Ruder and Victor Ruder; her in-laws, Henry S. and Regina Leiker; two brothers-in-law, Danny Leiker and Louis Mueggenberg; a sister-in-law, Janet Leiker; a niece, Chelly Schmidt; and two great-nephews, Jason Dinges and Mike Dinges.
There will be a celebration of life announced by Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home once it’s safe to travel.
Memorials are suggested to Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.