Deidre "Granny" Jeanene Leitman

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October 9, 1936 - March 26, 2020
Born in Moscow Mills, MO
Resided in St. Charles, MO

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Deidre “Granny” Jeanene Leitman (nee Lavy), of St. Charles, Missouri, passed away Thursday, March 26, 2020 at the age of 83. Beloved wife of the late Paul Leitman; cherished daughter of the late Marion and Hubert Lavy. Devoted mother of David (Connie) Leitman, Deborah (Chris) Schimweg, and Diana VanPelt; loving grandmother of Monica (Michael) Hewitt, David Leitman, II, Matthew Schimweg, Eric Leitman, and Daniel Schimweg; great-grandmother of Avery, Milana and June; dear sister of Hubert (Sharon) Lavy; nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. Deidre is preceded in death by her son-in-law, Jim VanPelt; her two brothers, Kenneth "Dale" Lavy and Gerald "LeRoy" Lavy; and her sister, Wanda Williamson.

Deidre was a member of First United Methodist Church of St. Charles, The Circle, SSM Auxiliary, Silver Dollar City Artist Guild, and was the manager of Patterson Nursery Schools for over 30 years, She loved her Red Hats, was a world traveler, and mostly enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and attending their events. Deidre was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Memorials may be made in Deidre's name to the Backpack Impact Program at the First United Methodist Church to help feed hungry children in our local school district.

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 all visitations and services will be limited to immediate family. Thank you for your understanding.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Natalie and Isaac Barron March 27, 2020 at 2:54 pm - Reply

    Dave, David, Eric, so very sorry for your loss, she was a very special lady and we always enjoyed our visits with Deidre when she needed plumbing assistance. Our sincere condolences to all of the family. Natalie and Isaac Barron

  2. Christine Lewis March 27, 2020 at 4:10 pm - Reply

    Dave and family,
    So sorry to hear about your mother. Please accept our condolences and know that we are praying for her and the whole family.
    Bob and Chris Lewis

  3. Teresa McWilliams March 27, 2020 at 4:40 pm - Reply

    candle 4So sorry for your loss. Prayers of comfort during this time of sadness.

  4. Judy Allen March 27, 2020 at 8:19 pm - Reply

    Your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I enjoyed working with Mrs Leitman at Patterson Day Care for many years. A wonderful person with a great sense of humor and a laugh to match.

  5. Bonnie (Whitelock) Wilkinson March 28, 2020 at 6:07 pm - Reply

    She always greeted us (high school friends) with a warm welcoming smile and a tray of home made candies. Wonderful lady who will made the world a better place.

    Bonnie (Whitelock) Wilkinson

  6. Annie Dunavan March 28, 2020 at 6:37 pm - Reply

    candle 1Debbie, I’m so sorry for the loss of your mother. I am praying for you and your family entire family!
    Love, Annie

  7. Kathy (Plackmeyer) Pyatt March 28, 2020 at 11:45 pm - Reply

    candle 2Dear Debbie & family,
    I’m so sorry for the loss of your dear mom. I have many fond memories of her while we were growing up. She always had a smile and a kind word. My deepest sympathy and prayers to all of you during this difficult time.
    God Bless you.

  8. Cheryl Spore April 1, 2020 at 11:54 am - Reply

    Diedres family,
    Please except my deepest condolences. Her passing is a loss for us all. Although I didn’t get to spend as much time with her as I would have liked, the moments we were together were a blessing to me. She was my 3rd cousin and a fount of information, which she loved to share, when it came to our family tree. I wish now that I would have asked her to tell me more stories of our ancestors. She was a sweetheart, always kind and thoughtful. She will be greatly missed. I will be praying for the peace and comfort that only God can provide for you all and your families. Please keep in touch.
    Cheryl Spore

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