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Brosmer-Kemple Chapel
Monday February 18th, 2019
1:00pm - 2:00pm

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Funeral Service

Brosmer-Kemple Chapel
Monday February 18th, 2019

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Dessie E Leonard

Dessie E. Leonard, 82, of Vincennes, went to be with the Lord at 6:45 am Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at Springs Valley Meadows in French Lick, Indiana.

She was born November 18, 1936 in French Lick, Indiana to William Edward and Eva Pearl (Freeman) Qualkenbush.

Dessie was a cook and manager for the Vincennes Community School Corporation. She attended the Bethany Presbyterian Church in Vincennes and the French Lick Higher Ground Pentecostal Church. Dessie retired from the Vincennes Community School Corporation as a manger in the food service department.

Those surviving who will cherish Dessie’s memory are her children, Carl E Meehan of Terre Haute, and Debbie Schmidtknecht and her husband Greg of Vincennes; a brother, Ross Qualkenbush and his wife Maryann of French Lick; and a granddaughter, Maggie Schmidtkneck of Vincennes.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her first husband, Carl Meehan; her second husband, Glenn Leonard; her brothers and sisters, Fred Qualkenbush, Hazel Quinn, Ollis “Ott” Qualkenbush, Robert “Bob” Qualkenbush, and Shelie Qualkenbush; and her daughter-in-law Willa Jean (Devin) Meehan

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Monday, February 18, 2019 at Brosmer Kemple Funeral Home in French Lick with Kern Qualkenbush officiating. Burial will follow in the Emmons Ridge Cemetery in Hillham. Friends may visit with the family from 1:00 pm until the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Vincennes Pet Port.

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I'm so sorry to hear of Dessie's passing. I have very fond memories of Dessie at the many family gatherings.. She made the best mashed potatoes ever! My thoughts are will Carl, Debbie, Greg and Maggie.

Vicki Devin Feb 14 2019 12:00 AM

Melissa and I were are sorry about Dessie's passing. ur thoughts and prayers are with you.
Bill and Melissa Johnson

Bill Johnson Feb 14 2019 12:00 AM

We are so sorry for your loss. When this happens in our family we need more than human strength. God and his Son can provide what we need. Please review these scriptures : John 5:28-29 Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice 29 and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, and those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment. Revelation 21:4 And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes,and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.

Ted Feb 14 2019 12:00 AM