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Gene Leithauser

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Leithauser, Gene, 85, of Springfield, died peacefully at home with his daughter by his side on November 15, 2020. He was born in Springfield on October 5, 1935 the son of Eugene and Helen (Stutzenberger) Leithauser. He was the owner and pharmacist at Hebble’s Pharmacy for 35 years. He was a member of the First United Church of Christ and a kind and loving man to all he came in contact with. Survivors include his two children, Mike Leithauser and Christina Griffin; four grandchildren, Jessica Leithauser, Jude, Amelia and Willie Griffin and two siblings, Fritz (Elisabeth) Leithauser and Carol (Kevin) Dunn. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Rosemarie and daughter, Deanna. A private service will be held at CONROY FUNERAL HOME with burial to follow in Ferncliff Cemetery.
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Uncle Gene may you Rest In Peace as you are reunited with those that went home before you. Christina, Bo, Mike and Jessica you will be in our thoughts and prayers.

- Chris & Barb, Thursday November 19th, 2020

Christina and Mike - I am so very sorry to read the notice in the paper this morning of your father's passing. Often I recall the time I was with First Church and the people I worked with. Gene was most helpful once when I needed some information about some OTC medications. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May the Lord be with you in the days and weeks ahead.

- Evalind Pickering, Wednesday November 18th, 2020

Christina, my mom and I were so sad to see this in the paper today. We lived 3 doors down from Hebble's for years and saw your father on a daily basis. He even bought me a cake and surprised me for my 21st birthday. He was the kindest and most gentle soul we ever met. May he rest in peace. Kathy

- Kathy Campbell/ Lois Maine, Wednesday November 18th, 2020

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