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Blanche Leist Eva

d. November 26, 2003

Friday, November 28, 2003 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.

Saturday, November 29, 2003 at 1:30 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
Officiating will be: Rev. Roger Thomas.
Music provided by: Tony and Sheila Teague, duet with Barbara Elzea playing the piano.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Eddie Richter, Robert and Kendall Bingham, Fred Davis, Michael and Matthew Davis, Harold Libby and Tim Kurz.

Eva Blanche Leist age 80 of Vandalia, died at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 26, 2003 at the Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, Missouri. She had been a lifelong Vandalia resident and attended the local schools. Blanche had worked as a seamstress for over 40 years with Ely Walker, Bobbi Brooks and other garment factories in Vandalia. She was a faithful member of the First Christian Church in Vandalia. During their younger years, Blanche and her husband, Robert, took care of the custodial duties at the church.

Born: November 5, 1923 in Vandalia to Fred Henry and Ethel Vernal (Lamme) Naysmith.

Married: Robert W. Leist on October 22, 1942 at the Christian Church in Mexico.

Survivors include: husband, Robert of Vandalia; two daughters, Sandra Chandler of Shelbina and Donna and husband, Emmett Bingham of Mexico; three sisters, Gladys M. Branstetter and Roberta J. Stuart, both of Vandalia and Cora Lena Doyle of Mexico; four grandchildren, Dena Cicero of Highland Village, Texas; Dana Richter of Foristell; Robert Bingham of Mexico and Kendall Bingham of Grandview; three great-grandchildren, Lauren Richter, Brian and Erica Cicero. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: parents; three brothers, Vernie F. Naysmith; Fred A. "Johnny" Naysmith and Glenn H. Naysmith; two sisters, Mary Elnora Jenson and Leta Emogene Chenoweth.

Memorials may be made to the Kidney Foundation, American Heart Association, American Cancer Society or the First Christian Church of Vandalia.

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