Mary Ann (Dreibelbis) Leisey, 90, formerly of West Lawn, passed away Sunday, August 13, 2023, in the care of Keystone Villa of Blandon where she resided since 2018. She was the loving wife of Elias E. Leisey, Jr, who passed away April 4, 2003.
Born in Port Clinton to the late Robert F. and Martha G. (Knoblauch) Dreibelbis, Mary Ann graduated from Hamburg High School in 1951. Her long career as a stenographer began with the FBI’s offices in Philadelphia, and she later worked for 36 years for the Reading Railroad Company, retiring in 1993 from Conrail.
In 1979, Mary Ann took a quilting class at Wilson High School, and in 1980 she made a “Nine Patch Quilt” to celebrate her daughter’s marriage. She went on to make quilts for all of her children, and, later, for her grandchildren. Since 1980 Mary Ann made over 100 quilts. One of the most special was the quilt she made from her beloved husband’s silk neckties after his passing.
Mary Ann’s memory will be treasured by her daughters, Sue Fisher (Wayne) and Lisa White (Scott). She is also survived by seven grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, three step children, her best cousin, Marilyn Guidici, and her cousin, Shirley. In addition to her husband, Elias, Mary Ann was predeceased by her daughter, Barbara Katz, her son, Steven Katz, granddaughter, Shana Katz, two brothers, Robert and Ronald Dreibelbis, and two stepchildren.
Mary Ann's family extends many thanks to Barbara Skipper, her friend and buddy, and the staff of Keystone Villa and Asera Hospice.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be offered to St. John’s Cemetery, PO Box 244, Hamburg PA 19526, or to St. John’s Lutheran Church, PO Box 99, Hamburg PA. 19526.
Services for Mary Ann will be held Thursday, August 17, 2023, at 11:00 am at Kuhn Funeral Home & Crematory, 40 S. 4th St, Hamburg PA 19526, with interment to follow at St. John’s Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 10:00 a.m. until the start of services. Parking available from the alley. Condolences may be expressed at kuhnfuneralhomes.com.