April's Story

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April Ann Leese, 63, of Hummelstown, formerly of Danville, went home to be with her Lord on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, at the Hershey Medical Center.
She was born Dec. 23, 1953, in Sunbury, a daughter of Faye E. (McCartney) Leese, of Hummelstown and the late Freeman H. Leese.

April spent her childhood years in Northumberland and graduated from Shikellamy High School in 1972. She went to work in the Geisinger Radiology Department before moving on to work for Abigail's Attic. April retired in October 2016 from Abigail's Attic, after 25 years of service.
April was a member of St. Peter's United Methodist Church, Riverside, served in several positions over the years with Christian Woman's Club, and was a volunteer with Geisinger Auxiliary.
April remained a resident in Danville until November 2016 when she relocated and resided with her brother and family in Hummelstown.
April was a lovely and gracious lady who had many friends including the ladies of Abigail's Attic. She always had a kind and encouraging word for others. She enjoyed spending her free time reading, watching HGTV and the Food Network, and trying new recipes. Her most enjoyable time came with spending time with her family and friends.

In addition to her mother, April is survived by her brother, David B. Leese and wife Connie, of Hummelstown; nieces, Vanessa M. Rogers and husband Earl, Hilary F. Gross and husband Braden, all of New Kingston; one great-nephew, Gannon Rogers; aunt, Patsy Bendle and husband Larry, of San Antonio, Texas; uncle, Paul Leese and wife Donna, of Northumberland; lifelong friend, Tom Skotedis; and numerous cousins and many dear friends.

Funeral services will be at the discretion of her family.

Donations in April's memory may be made to her church, St. Peter's United Methodist Church, 240 Sunbury Road, Riverside, PA 17868, or to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society PA Keystone Chapter, 1501 Reedsdale St., Suite 105, Pittsburgh, PA 15233.

Arrangements are by the Joseph W. Epler Funeral Home, 210 King St., Northumberland.
Published on October 30, 2017
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