Neill, Leroy

Written by David Green.

Leroy A. Neill, 87, of Weston Road,  Morenci, Mich., died April 22, 2007, at Bixby Medical Center in Adrian, Mich.

He was  born Aug. 12, 1919, in Medina Township, Mich., the son of Oscar and Elma (Lynch) Neill. He married Elva Ford on Sept. 29, 1952, in Indiana, and she preceded him in death Aug. 20, 2003.

Leroy retired from the Morenci Rubber Products after 26 years of service. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a member of the D.A.V.

Leroy is survived by two daughters, Debra Williams of Las Vegas, Nev., and Linda (and Brian) Shadbolt of Morenci; two stepsons, Burnell Venia of Wauseon, Ohio, and Ronald (and Linda) Venia of Milan; 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Besides his wife, Leroy was preceded in death by his parents; one stepson, Rodney; three grandchildren; six sisters, Nellie Beavers, Bessie Charles, Doris Cunningham, Zella Dominique, Loretta Jones and Alta Neill; and two brothers, Alvin and Herman.

No visitation or viewing is scheduled, following Leroy’s request. A private burial service is planned at Lyons Cemetery in Lyons, Ohio.

Arrangements were handled by Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci.

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