Barbara J. Bobbie Leeth, age 76, of Warsaw, Indiana passed away Sunday, August 16, 2015 at 3:55 AM at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw, IN.
She was born June 23, 1939 in Terre Haute, IN to Richard L. and Gladys (Whitaker) Leeth. She was married to Jim Essman who preceded her in death November 19, 2004. She was employed by American Airlines, retiring on October 31, 2001. She attended Walnut Creek United Methodist Church, Warsaw.
Survivors include sisters Patricia (spouse John) Bretza of Orange Co., CA; Phyllis Wilkey of Warsaw, IN; a brother Richard M. (spouse Suzette) Leeth of the Philippines; nieces and nephews John (spouse Michelle) Bretza of Orange Co, CA, Cindy (spouse Tony) Elliott of Warsaw, IN, Kristy (spouse Diego) Escutia of Orange Co., CA; great- nieces and nephews Brook, Chase Escutia, Zander and Zack Bretza of Orange Co., CA and Ryan and Jack Lowe of Warsaw, IN. She was preceded in death by a sister Nancy Schultz and a niece Kim Cretcher.
Visitation hours are scheduled from 5:00 to 6:00 PM Wednesday, August 19, 2015 with a Memorial Service to follow at 6:00 PM at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw. Pastor Steve Ailes will officiate. Interment will be made at sea.