Myron "Mike" H. Leighow, 81, of White Hall, passed peacefully and went to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 5, 2014, in his home with his wife and loving family by his side.
Born Nov. 24, 1932, Mike was the son of the late Elroy W. Leighow and Bertha (Hartman) Leighow and was preceded in death by his sole brother, Clayton E. Leighow who passed on Dec. 8, 2008.
Mike and his wife, Esther A. (Bowersox) Leighow, recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. They were wed on March 14, 1954.
A 1950 graduate of the former North Mont High School in Turbotville, Mike retired from Sprout-Waldron in Muncy where he had worked for 27 years and was a life-long farmer, beginning his farming career at a very young age. He was honored as an outstanding cooperator of the Montour County Conservation District. In addition to farming, Mike was a life member of the White Hall Baptist Church where he served as a deacon, trustee, treasurer and Sunday school teacher. He also served as president of the White Hall Cemetery for many years.
He was a member of the Quarter Century Club of Sprout-Waldron, a member of the Outdoor Adventure Club, Bloomsburg, and a life member of the NRA.
Mike thoroughly enjoyed hunting, fishing, bicycling, hiking, gardening, cross-country skiing and picking huckleberries with his children and grandchildren.
Surviving, other than his wife, Esther, are a son and daughter-in-law, Michael E. and Barbara Leighow, of Katy's Church Road, White Hall; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Wilma I. Harrison, Muncy; Wanda A. and William Fritz, of Watsontown, Monica S. and Ross McCollum Jr., of White Hall; eight grandchildren, Missi (Harrison) Magargle, Marisa (McCollum) Gardner, Jason Fritz, Brent Harrison, Mindy Fritz, Kristin McCollum, Laura (Leighow) Masters, and Matthew Leighow; and nine great-grandchildren.
Friends are invited to pay their respects from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, June, 15, 2014, at White Hall Baptist Church, 945 White Hall Road, Danville, with a memorial service immediately to follow. Officiating will be Pastor Robert Ayers with a private burial at the family's convenience.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions in his memory to be made to either White Hall Baptist Church or the American Cancer Society, Central Susquehanna Unit, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Brooks Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Turbotville.