Leah Catherine LukinsSeptember 28, 1920 ~ April 3, 2017 (age 96)
Leah C. Lukins, 96 formerly of Jordan, passed peacefully on Monday, April 3, 2017 at her home in Los Altos, CA. She was predeceased by her husband Sidney W. Lukins in 1998. She is survived by her loving children Donald W. (Sylvia) Lukins of Auburn, Evelyn Jeanne (Lothar) Reeck of Punta Gorda, FL, and Barbara A. (Richard) Kulle of Los Altos, CA, 8 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild, nieces and nephews. Leah was born Sept. 28, 1920 in Sayre, PA the daughter of Mark and Marleah Fawcett Wilcox. She grew up in Skaneateles where she attended the Octagon School House and later graduated from Skaneateles High School in 1937. She married Sidney in 1939 moving their young family to Jordan 1946. She was co-founder of Central Exterminating Co. where she worked for 40 years with her husband and later with their son Don. She worked for 20 years at the US Post Offices in Jordan and Elbridge. Leah served in several capacities as a community volunteer and as an organist at the Jordan United Methodist Church. She was an avid reader, musician, and quilter. In 2010, Leah moved to CA to be with Barbara and her family. While living at BridgePoint, a retirement community, she shared her love of music by playing the piano for group sing-a-longs. She organized quilt shows, displaying her quilts and encouraging her friends to do the same. Leah combined her study of the Underground Railroad and quilting to design a wall hanging with Harriet Tubman’s picture, house and blocks used to lead slaves to freedom. She gave several presentations using this original design and has requested it to be donated to the Tubman Museum in Auburn. In 2013 Leah won a California competition and her quilt was hung in the halls of the Capital Building. She was invited to Sacramento, CA where she met and lunched with her state representatives. Leah was a member of the Jordan United Methodist Church, Needler’s Quilters, Skaneateles Senior Singers and the Baltimore Applique Group.
Calling hours will be 4-7pm Thursday, April 20th at the Bush Funeral Home 120 E. Main St. (Rt.5) Elbridge. Services will be 10:30am Friday in the Jordan United Methodist Church with the Rev. Glen Hardman officiating. Burial will be in Lake View Cemetery. Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Jordan United Methodist Church, Jordan Ambulance Fund or Jordan Vol. Fire Dept.