Harry Leasure, 1869-1939

Harry Leasure  was born some time in 1869 in Jerome, Ohio .

he died Friday, January 13, 1939. his recorded age was 69.

his remains can be found at Walnut Grove Cemetery in lot 605  - section A  - space #1 west (view map) .
Arrangements were made by S. E. Corbin & Son. The burial took place on Monday, January 16, 1939.
Contact Walnut Grove and Flint Cemeteries for more information.

[From "The Worthington News," January 19, 1939]
Harry Leasure Dies Suddenly Of Heart Attack
In Drug Business Here For Nearly Forty-Five Years

Harry Leasure, well known druggist and pharmacist, and in business here for nearly 45 years, died suddenly from a heart attack, Friday night January 13, at his home on West Granville road.

Although absent from the store but a short time he had been In failing health for the past year.

Mr. Leasure who was 69 years old was born at Jerome, Ohio and secured his early education there He taught school for a time and later entered Ohio Nothern University, at Ada, Ohio, where he graduated in pharmacy.

In 1894 he came to Worthington and established a drug store in the old Snow building at the corner of High street and New England avenue.

He later moved to the Wellman building where he conducted his store for twenty years. From that location he moved to the Jones building where he was located for ten years, and last April moved to the store's present location in his own building.

He was a communicant at St. John’s Episcopal Church and had long been active in many of the church activities.

He was a member of the old Chamber of Commerce and for many years was one of the staunch supporters for all movements for the betterment of Worthington.

He is survived by his wife Mrs. Anna Leasure, his mother Mrs. Marilla Leasure, 88 years old, of Jerome, and one grandson Lawrence Leasure.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p. m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church with Rev. Philip Hull officiating.

Pall bearers were, D. C. Jones, H. B. Taylor, Dick Colburn, Carl Long, J. C. Henry and John Hardin, and the honorary pall bearers, E. Howard Gilkey and John Hannon.

As a mark of respect, all stores in Worthington were closed during the funeral, most of the business men attending the services in a body.

Burial was made in Walnut Grove cemetery by S. E. Corbin and Son.