Cumberland Times-News

September 13, 2013


Cumberland Times-News

— BOONSBORO — Rachel Irene (Yokum) Leasure, 88, of Boonsboro, passed from this life on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013 at her place of residence.

Born in Chaneysville, Pa., she was the daughter of the late John William and Lettie (Judy) Yokum. She is preceded in death by her husband, Harry Ridgney Leasure.

Rachel was a graduate of Everett Area High School in Everett, Pa. She worked for 26 years as an accountant for the State of Maryland. She had been a resident of Boonsboro for 62 years. She was an active member of Boonsboro Bible Church where she served as Treasurer of the Building Committee. She was also active member of the Sunshine Class Sunday School.

She helped to support the Special Olympics and the Compassion International Organization serving disadvantaged children and orphans. In her spare time, Rachael was a avid bowler.

Rachel was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was a lady of integrity and honesty who always put others needs above her own. Rachel never complained and was brave and positive until the end.

She is survived by her son, Harry Richard Leasure Sr. and wife Eleanor of Clearville, Pa.; son-in-law, Joe Liberatore of Havre de Grace; brothers, Richard Yokum and wife Dorothy and Denver Yokum and wife Bonnie both of Chaneysville; eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her daughter, Judy C. (Leasure) Liberatore; brothers, Lemuel and John Yokum; and sister, Nellie (Yokum) Kight.

A funeral ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013 at Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro, the Rev. Wayne Sloan will officiate.  

Interment will be held on 2 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013 at the Maryland State Veterans Cemetery at Rocky Gap, Flintstone. Immediately following interment, the family will gather with friends for fellowship at the Prosperity United Methodist Church near the cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013 at Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home in Boonsboro.

Donation may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at