Effingham Daily News
Leslie I. Teets, 58, of Mattoon, entered eternal rest at 1:15 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, at Sarah Bush Lincoln Healthcare Center, Mattoon.
Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Pagel Funeral Home, Watson. Burial of her ashes will be in Watson Cemetery. Memorials are requested to the family.
Leslie was born April 21, 1954, in Dayton, Montgomery Co., Ohio, the daughter of Quentin “Corky” D. and Phyllis J. (Pollard) Sowder. She had worked as a CNA with Lincoln Land Visiting Nurses and as a graphic artist with Yellowbook.
Surviving are her children, Rochelle (Thomas) White of Mattoon, Carol (Shawn) Robison of Effingham, and Justin (Jessica) Teets of Indianapolis; brothers, Michael (Maude) Sowder of Mattoon, and David (Roshan) Sowder of San Francisco, Calif.; sisters, Jacquelyn “Jackie” (Daniel) Mundy of Watson, and Stephanie (Ron) Taylor of Effingham; sister-in-law, Jane Sowder of Houston; grandchildren, Jordan Hudson, Aaron and Jacob Wiebking, Hannah White, Johnathan White, Zachary Teets, Malia Coates, Gregory Robison and Noah Alsup.
Preceding her in death were her parents; and especially close brother, Matt “Tater” Sowder.