Stella Constance (Boller) Leckie

Stella Constance Leckie, 91, passed away on Feb. 6, at Abbington Senior Citizen Residence. She was the widow of George M. Leckie. They shared 55 years of marriage together.  

Born in Birmingham, England, the daughter of William and Lillian Boller, Stella graduated high school in Sutton Coldfield, England.  

She grew up with the Church of England, and her husband was Catholic. She played the organ for the Catholic Church and the Lutheran Church here in Evanston for many years. She enjoyed doing every craft and there was not a craft she could not master.

Bowling, darts and Senior Citizen Special Olympics were other skills she mastered. She volunteered for Meals on Wheels and drove the Senior Citizen bus for many years, as well. She will be remembered for her kindness, thoughtfulness of others and her sharp wit.

She is survived by her children, Michael G., Terrance M. and Patrick B.; 11 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George M. Leckie; her daughter, Constance M. (Leckie) Solheim; her son, Paul F. Leckie; and her grandson, Brady Leckie.

The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church in Evanston. A vigil service with recitation of the Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, at Crandall Funeral Home. A visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.Interment will be in Evanston City Cemetery.

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