Mary E. Leisman, 77, St. Anthony

Mary LeismanMary E. Leisman,77, of St. Anthony, died Monday (May 25) at Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper. She was born in Celestine October 18, 1937, to Alois and Bernice (Nordhoff) Schepers. She married Albert Leisman May 26, 1959, in St. Celestine Catholic Church. He died December 28, 1985.

Mary was a homemaker and a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church and the St. Anthony Christian Mothers. She enjoyed reading, embroidering, gardening, flowers, plants, and spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by two daughters, Angela Russell and husband Jonathan, Shoals, and Theresa Lehmkuhler and husband, Greg, Huntingburg; six sons, Darwin Leisman, Mark Leisman, David Leisman and wife Janet, Randall Leisman and wife Sheila, and Albert Leisman, all of St. Anthony, and Thomas Leisman and wife, Kristin, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Pat Recker, and her husband Leon, Celestine, Sr. Eileen Schepers, OSB., Martin, Kentucky, and

Rita Schepers, Celestine.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one great-granddaughter, Kristin White and two brothers, Richard and Gerald Schepers.

Services at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Church with burial following in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper and one hour before services at the church. Members of St. Anthony parish will pray a rosary at 1:45 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Anthony Church or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be made at