Ila June Leader, 83, of Grove, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 6, 2017 at INTEGRIS Grove Hospital. She was a resident of Grand Villa Nursing Home at the time of her death.
Ila June Moore was born on March 7, 1933, to Edison Hershel and Joyce Estelle (Morris) Moore. She married Bobbie Gean Leader on December 22, 1963 at Miami, OK. He preceded her in death on May 31, 1998.
Ila June was a 1952 graduate of Afton High School and owned and operated, along with her husband, Bob’s Sailboat Bridge Nursery and Greenhouse in Grove for 35 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and her brother, Richard Edmond Moore of Tulsa.
Ila June is survived by her sister-in-law, Janet Moore, Tulsa; nephews and nieces, Rodney (Stacy) Moore, Tulsa, Janna (Matthew) Kelley, Bristow, Carolyn (GD) Ritter and Patty (Gayle) West, Connie (Charles) Smith, all of Seneca, Missouri, James (Dixie) Lankford, Neosho, Missouri, Ronald (Carolyn) Lankford, and Linda (Rick) Bormaster, all of Joplin, Missouri, and Debbie (Jim) Johnson, Afton, as well as numerous great-nephews and great-nieces and special friends, Peggy Friend, Wyandotte, and Roseann Caudill, Grove.
Ila June will always be remembered by her gentle nature, hard work ethic and love and knowledge of flowers and plants.
Graveside services will take place at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 12, at Swars Prairie Baptist Cemetery, south of Seneca, Missouri.