She was born in Champaign-Urbana, IL, on April 14, 1955, to the late Jack Leopold and the late Gertrude Day Watkins. She had been a seamstress in the garment manufacturing business.
She is survived by a daughter, Carol Krantz of Lafayette, TN; companion, John Hale of Gamaliel, KY; sisters, Carlene Davis of Red Boiling Springs, TN, Irene Vericker of Tampa, FL, and Mary Ann Weiss of Colorado Springs, CO; two half-brothers, John Phipps of St. Louis, MO and Bill Phipps of Champaign, IL.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Billy Jack Krantz.
Funeral services were conducted Friday, November 17, at 2 p.m. at Strode's Gamaliel Chapel with E.C. Meadows officiating. Burial was in the Gamaliel Cemetery. Pallbearers were Steve Cherry, Terry Bennett, David Scott, Troy Crawford, Stacey Hale, and Charles Ryherd.
Strode Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.