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Leoda Johanna Sands

Leoda Johanna Sands, 99, of Ft. Wayne, formerly of Huntington, IN passed away at 8:46 am Monday, November 20, 2023 at her residence.

Leoda was born on March 10, 1924, the daughter of William Gahl and Flora (Boyer) Gahl. She graduated from Urbana High School with the Class of 1942 and married Glenn Dene Sands on April 27, 1942 in Huntington, IN. He preceded her in death on February 8, 2005. Leoda retired from Memcor after 25 years of service and was a member of St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church. She enjoyed genealogy, and she loved crocheting hats, gloves, and scarfs for the Salvation Army Angel Tree. Leoda was an avid seamstress and enjoyed gardening.

Survivors include her Two Daughters, Sandra K. Gast of Fort Wayne, IN, Pamela Ade of Noblesville, IN; Three Grandchildren, Melissa A. (Michael) Meyer of Huntington, IN, Jennifer (James) Russell of Huntington, IN, Graham Ade of Noblesville, IN; Three Great Grandchildren, Alexandra Meyer of West Lafayette, IN, Seth Meyer of Huntington, IN, Olivia Meyer of Huntington, IN. She is preceded in death by her Husband, Glenn Dene Sands, Father, William Gahl, Mother, Flora Gahl, Son, Douglas Sands, Sister, Mary Burton, Sister, Ruth Bechtold, and Brother, Bill Gahl.

Visitation will be from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Thursday, November 30, 2023 at Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 West Park Drive, Huntington, IN. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm Thursday, November 30, 2023 at Bailey-Love Mortuary with Rev. Timothy Lorenz officiating. Burial will be in Pilgrims Rest Cemetery in Huntington.

Preferred memorials may be made in memory of Leoda to the St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, in care of Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 West Park Drive, Huntington, IN, 46750.

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