Rita Ann Legleiter

Rita Ann Legleiter, 97, Liebenthal, died Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, at Locust Grove Village, La Crosse.

She was born Sept. 14, 1923, in Catharine to Peter and Suzanna (Ubert) Giebler. She was a lifelong resident of Ellis County and Rush County, Kansas. She lived in Rush County, Kansas, for 75 years.

She married William W. “Bill” Legleiter on Nov. 27, 1946, in Catharine. He preceded her in death March 6, 2011. She was a homemaker, farm wife and devoting her life to her family.

She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and St. Ann’s Altar Society, both of Liebenthal. She served on the Rush County Election Board for many years.

Survivors include six sons, Jim Legleiter and wife, Cathy, Louisville, Ky., Floyd Legleiter and wife, Joan, Dallas, Ore., Norman Legleiter and wife, Lou Ann, La Crosse, Earl Legleiter and wife, Leslie, Englewood, Colo., Billy Legleiter and wife, Donna, Liebenthal and David Legleiter, Manhattan; two daughters, Mary Rose Pickle and husband, Randy, Wichita and Joyce Kallenberger and husband, (Dan), Weatherby Lake, Mo.; a brother, Norman Giebler, Peculiar, Mo.; a sister, Helen Hagerman, Plainville; 24 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant daughter, Joan Legleiter; a great -grandson, Colby McEntire; five brothers, infants Fidelis Giebler and Theodore Giebler, Robert Giebler, Celly Giebler, and Paul Giebler; and five sisters, Mary Giebler, Leona Hoffman, Zita Kuhn, Bernita Giebler, and Lucida Geist.

Because of the current challenges the world is facing at the present time, this is a private, immediate family only, funeral and interment, with no visitation. The family will host a celebration of life in the future to be announced at a later date.

Memorials are suggested to St. Joseph Steeple Fund, Liebenthal.

Condolences can be sent to the family at www.janousekfuneralhome.com.

Janousek Funeral Home, La Crosse, is in charge of arrangements.

Posted online on December 12, 2020