Leath, Fred A.

Fred A. Leath, age 90, of Monmouth, Illinois, passed away at 8:34 a.m. on Monday, March 25, 2024, at Monmouth Nursing Home.

He was born July 18, 1933, in Macon, Missouri, the son of James Everett and Vurgil Ruth (Shafer) Leath. At the age of 10, Fred and his family moved to the
Cameron, Illinois area, and Fred attended school both in Missouri and here in Monmouth.

Fred was employed many years as a farm hand. He worked for many years at Cameron Grain Corporation, doing grain and fertilizer work until his retirement. Fred was a longtime member of the First Christian Church in Monmouth, Illinois. He enjoyed fishing, carpentry, woodworking, and later in life, Fred enjoyed baking and giving away his homemade goodies.

Fred is survived by one sister, Margie Borcky of Monmouth, Illinois, and one brother, Jim (Edna) Leath of Cameron, Illinois. Also surviving Fred are many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, six sisters, four brothers, and his special friend, Barb Braden.

As were Fred’s wishes, cremation is being accorded. A memorial service for Fred Leath is planned for 10:30 a.m. on Monday, April 1, 2024, at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth, Illinois. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. prior to the service. Memorials are being established for First Christian Church or Jamieson Community Center, both of Monmouth.

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