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Leona A. Grigsby

September 24, 1950 ~ October 2, 2020 (age 70)


Leona (Lewis) Grisgby, age 70,  received her heavenly reward October 2nd, 2020 in Oberlin, Ohio.  She was born on September 24th, 1950 to Kenneth and Beulah Lewis in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She moved with her husband, Meredith,  to Oberlin, Ohio where she was a friend, neighbor, and community volunteer through her last days.

Leona led a life of love and service to all who came to know her.  She attended Rust United Methodist church and was a member of the Choir and many internal committees. She served on the Oberlin Public Library Board at the time of its remodel. Her career stands as testimony to her servant's heart: twenty years as a preschool teacher and more than twenty years as a sign language interpreter. She taught her students with the same love, care, and concern she showered on her children, Robin and Lee.  A life-long learner, Leona graduated from Tiffin University with a Bachelors of Science in Business.  She was honored to interpret for President Barack Obama on several occasions and the Oberlin College commencement ceremony for many years. 

Left with love and memories are her son, Lee (Gwen) Grigsby of Washington D.C., granddaughters Taylor (Drew) Randleman of Houston, TX, and Jordyn Grigsby of Washington D.C., great-grandsons Drew II and Zion, sister Jan (Robert) Elliot of Pittsburgh, PA, brothers Walter Lewis and Marty (Cindy) Lewis of Pittsburgh, PA and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Her family will be honoring her memory with a private ceremony due to the pandemic.

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