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Martha E. Leasure

Martha E. Leasure, age 83, of Akron, Ohio, died Wednesday, November 23, 2022, at her home. She was born June 10, 1939, in Mt. Ephraim, daughter of the late Carl and Floella Wheeler Miley. She was a 1957 graduate of Sarahsville High School, and she was a homemaker who enjoyed quilting and cooking. Martha was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Marcus LeRoy Leasure, whom she married September 20, 1957, and who died October 2, 2014; one daughter, Donna Smith; and one son, Danny Leasure.

Surviving are three daughters, Dixie L. (Ed) Sterner, and Diana L. (Bryan) Vechik, all of Akron, and  Debbie J. (Glenn) Peterhansen of Cuyahoga Falls; six grandchildren, Melissa, Andrew, Tabitha, Almeda, Kenny, and Dale; seven great-grandchildren; her siblings, Mary Cox of Sarahsville, Carol Sikora of Cuyahoga Falls, and Bill Miley of Green; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call Tuesday, November 29, 2022, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at McVay-Perkins Funeral Home, 416 East Street, Caldwell, where the funeral service will follow visitation at 1 p.m. with Jason Cox officiating. Burial will follow at Village View Cemetery. The family would like to offer special thanks to granddaughter Almeda and Justin Grund for their help in caring for Martha. An online guestbook may be signed at

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