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Orvis L. Leamer

January 22, 1927 — April 15, 2020


Orvis Lester Leamer, 93 of Burnside, passed away on Wednesday April 15, 2020 at his home. Orvis, well loved and loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, cousin and friend.

He was born January 22, 1927 to Luther Freedom and Nira Mae (Westover) Leamer in Westover.

Orvis was a member of the Calvary Evangelical Church. He retired from the Tannery in Westover.

He enjoyed family, friends and getting together with them as much as possible. Orvis was a quiet man and trusted in God for his strength and guidance. He was blessed by God giving him 93 years to be with those he loved. And we were blessed by him.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Surilla Leamer, Burnside. A daughter, Janice L Holt and husband Thomas, Clearfield, daughter, Jeanne Watson, Lancaster, and a son, Jim Watson and wife Pam, Austin, grandchildren, Vicki Duez and husband Mark, Darron Young, Jessica Dinger and husband Bryce, Kim Ryan and husband Dan, James Watson Jr., Tracey Walker and family, Kristin Rowland and family, great grandchildren, Robin Welder and husband Ryan, Haley Gardner and husband Eddie, Ella Dinger and Carter Dinger, Luke Ryan,

Great Great grandchildren Gabrella Moore, Dominic Moore, Jack Moore, Jordan Moore, Braelyn Gardner and Dredon Gardner.

A sister who still lives in the family homestead, Bernice Leamer, Westover, and special family friend Cindy Einsig.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Ruth (Meckley) Leamer, a son Orvis James Leamer, a daughter Brenda Jean Leamer, a granddaughter Beth

Due to the COVID-19 guidelines, the visitation and funeral service will be private.

Burial was in East Ridge Cemetery, Westover.

His wish was in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be Calvary Evangelical Church, 2922 Sylvis Road, Cherry Tree, PA 15724.

The Waldron Funeral Home of Mahaffey has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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