Frances M. Leistner, 91, of Covington, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at Brookdale of Troy. She was born November 9, 1926, in Houston, Ohio, to the late Walter and Flossie (Burris) Barker. She married Billy V. Leistner on December 24, 1947; he survives.
Frances is also survived by son and daughter-in-law Dan and Kathie Leistner of Covington, daughter and son-in-law Susan and Bruce Michelson of Johnstown, and son and daughter-in-law Mike and Penny Leistner of New Paris; grandchildren Mark (Nichole) Leistner, Michelle (Callen) Vanderhoff, Martin (Kristen) Leistner, Megan (Andrew) Wagner, Mason (Chelsea) Michelson, Coy Leistner, and Josh Leistner; and three great-grandchildren, Daniel Leistner, Owen Leistner, and Samuel Leistner, with two more on the way. She was preceded in death by grandson Matthew Leistner, great-granddaughter Noelle Leistner, two sisters, and six brothers.
Frances was a 1946 graduate of Houston High School. She worked at General Films and in the kitchen of Covington Elementary School. Her best work however, was being a loving and devoted wife and mother, and an extraordinary homemaker. She was a longtime member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Covington.
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 22, at Moore Funeral Home, 10 S. High St., Covington, with Pastor Stephen Nierman officiating. Burial will follow in Miami Memorial Park, Covington. Friends may call from 10-11:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County. Online condolences may be left for Frances’ family at www.moorefh.com.