News and Tribune


May 21, 2013

Mary Jane Leist

85; of Clarksville

A funeral Mass for Mary Jane Leist, 85, of Clarksville, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 23, at Holy Family Catholic Church, New Albany, with burial in Fairview Cemetery, New Albany. She died Sunday, May 19, 2013, at Applegate-Weston Home.

 She was born Oct. 22, 1927 to the late Frank and Edna Bezy Losson. She retired from Floyd Memorial Hospital and was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church.  She was a dedicated volunteer, spending her time at the Floyd Memorial Hospital Gift Shop, Providence Retirement Home Adult Day Care, St. Mary’s Soup Kitchen, and the Interfaith Council Food Pantry.  The family would like to extend a special thanks to her caregivers, Donna and Gary Weston, who have become like family.

Survivors include daughters, Linda Gibson and her husband, Ray, of    Louisville, and Nancy Battles and her husband, Jim, of New Albany; daughter-in-law,    Barbara Leist, of O’Fallon, Mo.; grandchildren, Rosanne Kremer, Mark Leist, Lauren Battles and Bryan Battles; and great-grandson, Henry Kremer. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Nicholas L. Leist and son, Nicholas L. Leist Jr.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today, at Kraft Funeral Service, Spring Street Chapel, New Albany.       

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