Beverly Ann Woodland Leatherwood, 94 passed peacefully on October 4, 2022. She was a mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend to many. She was affectionately called “Feetsie,” a childhood nickname. She was born January 13,1928 to Carl and Dorothy Woodland and was preceded in death by her only sister, Virgina “Sue” Frackowiak, and husband Dan.
As a young woman, she was independent and had great adventures, with many stories to share with her children and grandchildren. She loved her high school days at Wyandotte High School socializing, dancing and making many friends. She married one of her best dance partners, Gerald T. Leatherwood, who has preceded her in death.
While raising her five children she worked at auto dealerships, where she made lifelong friends and created wonderful memories. She will forever be remembered for her strength and unconditional acceptance of her children, their friends, their spouses and all who knew her.
As “Grandma Feetsie”, she created special fun in the simplest of things. Toddlers finger painted in the nude, hunted slugs on summer nights and fed racoons in her backyard. She said “yes” to most anything the grandkids wanted. She was thoughtful in her moments spent with grandchildren, giving them all unique and special experiences.She always put her family first.
During retirement she kept herself busy with refurbishing garage sale treasures. Her love of tacos and margaritas was unmatched. Feetsie was also known to enjoy her own special Squirt beverage. Her sense of humor and wit was one of the things that made her so pleasant to be with. She lived her later years in senior communities where she brought a smile to everyone and was the most agreeable and pleasant person to all.
She will be greatly missed by her family and loved ones. Beverly was preceded in death by her daughter, Debra A. Leatherwood; son, Barry J. Leatherwood; and son-in-law, Rick L. Moyer. She is survived by daughters Denise Moyer and Deann Dunn, husband Brad; and son, Ray L. Leatherwood. Her loving grandchildren, Brooke L. Moyer, Megan McGivern and husband Sean; Ray Leatherwood; Clint Dunn; Kendall Dunn; Katie Leatherwood; and great granddaughter, Laurie Leatherwood. She is also survived by her nieces and nephews who have been thoughtful, caring and loving always.
Her final days were filled with amazing care full of compassion and dignity. So many of the caregivers expressed their gratitude to care for such a wonderful woman. Her family remains grateful for her many years here on earth, but her spirit will stay with each of them forever more.
Services and a celebration will be held at a later date.
If you would like to help others get the same amazing care, donations may be sent to Missouri LLCDBA Hospice, 783 NE Anderson Lane, Lee’s Summit, MO 64064. Or, select your favorite way to honor her, as helping others in any way would make her smile.
I love reading the beautiful tribute to your mom. Denise you brought me a treat again today and I forgot to mention your mom. I am so sorry but you know I have thought about her so much these past few years. She always had that amazing smile that made everyone happy that met her. My prayers are with you, it is hard to lose our Mamas!!! 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏
My condolences to Bev’s family. I was her neighbor for a few years. She always had a smile and kind word and I enjoyed talking to her. May she rest in peace.
Feetsie and Jerry stood up with my parents (Bill and Billie Jeanne Simpson Harrington) when they were married in 1946. I remember your parents well, as they socialized with all the friends when I was young. My Mom had so many great and lifelong friends from Wyandotte High School. Your Mom was the last of that circle. Blessings to you in your Mom’s memory.