Ardith Anne Leicht of Blue Springs, Missouri, peacefully passed away on September 27. 2022. Anne was born on January 30th, 1932, the daughter of Ray and Effie (Cutburth) Collier. She was born in Shawnee, Kansas, attended school in Turner, raised her son in the Kansas City area, and then lived many years in Wright City and St Charles, Missouri, before moving back to the Kansas City area.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Ron Leicht, and her brother, Jim Collier. She is survived by her sisters, Dolores Steanson Doris Burton, Margaret Morris, and Caroline Lewis. She leaves her son and daughter-in-law, Ron and Belinda Marvin, grandchildren Annessa Marvin Parkes (Aaron) and Ronnie Marvin, and great granddaughter Lianka, her stepdaughter Laura Leicht Patterson (Bob)) and her children and grandchildren, Cory Patterson (Jane), Kyle Patterson (Casey), Will, Marley, Teddy, and Benny.
Anne played many roles throughout her life – she took great pride in her work at Simmons Mattress, Kraft Labs, Sealright Container, and Cleveland Chiropractic College. She was an enthusiastic scuba diver and boating co. captain with her husband Ron Leicht. She definitely had an artistic flair and painted many lovely pictures. She was a meticulous homemaker. But her proudest roles were as a devoted mother to her much loved son Ron. and grandmother to her treasured grandchildren and great grandchild. She truly loved her family and friends. She loved to laugh and had a wonderful sense of humor. She had a strong stubborn streak, but was always generous and kind. We will greatly miss her loving spirit and her joyful laughter.
A small private family service will be held where some of her remains will be scattered in the water as she wished. A memorial get together will be held at the home of her son and daughter-in-law. and will be open to all who wish to attend to celebrate her life. Date and time to be determined and announced very soon. Arrangements have been entrusted to Meyers Funeral Chapel in Blue Springs. Memories of Anne and words of comfort for her family may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com.