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Garnet 'Leota' Morecraft May 24, 1921 - Nov. 4, 2018

Garnet “Leota” Morecraft, 97, of Peru went to be with the Lord on Nov. 4, 2018, at Blair Ridge Health Campus in Peru.

She was born on May 24, 1921, to William and Marie Reynolds of Cass County. Leota had two brothers, Floyd Joseph and Melvin Reynolds, both of Cass County, who preceded her in death.

Leota married C.V. “Jack” Morecraft on July 7, 1940. They had three children. John (Carolyn) Morecraft, Peru, Marlene Russell, Gulfport, Mississippi, and Michael (Sandy) Morecraft, Peru.

John preceded her in death on March 5, 2012.

Leota owned and operated Morecraft’s Gift Shop and Candy Kitchen for many years. She was also a member of the Chapel of Praise in Peru.

Leota had ten grandchildren, Michelle Jumper, Macy; Linda (Greg) Sutton, Amboy; Kirk (Sherry) Russell, Eastampton, New Jersey; David (Tanya) Russell, Atlanta, Georgia; William Russell, Springville, Tennessee; Jeri Lynn Breton, Wentzsville, Missouri; Thomas Morecraft, Peru; Cynthia (Seth) Loe, Peru; Robert (Kendra) Morecraft, Peru; and Suzanne (Lloyd) Kerns, Peru. She also has 26 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, 105 W. Third St., Peru, Indiana, and also one hour prior to the time of service, which will be held on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Chapel of Praise, 2430 S. Business 31, Peru, Indiana, with Pastor Michael Norton officiating. Burial will take place at Mount Hope Cemetery in Peru. Donations in her memory can be made to the Chapel of Praise.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home. Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.FlowersLeedyAllen.com.