MADRID TOWNSHIP — Leatrice J. Sargent, 83, of Madrid Township, died peacefully at her home on Tuesday, April 19, surrounded by her loving brother Ray and sister-in-law Ruby Branum and close friends.

She was born in Lenna, Oklahoma on August 27, 1927, the oldest child of Arthur and Florence Branum. She married Lloyd Sargent on January 27, 1951, and was married for 50 years. Lloyd died on Oct 7, 2001.

Leatrice will be most remembered as a very sweet lady. She provided numerous meals and sweets for those in need and various community functions. She was an avid gardener and sewed for the Reeds Mill Ladies Circle for many years, making quilts to support the Reeds Mill Church. She was a member of the Madrid Historical Society. She loved her cat, Toby, who is 15 years old and would jump up and lay with her. Leatrice was a wonderful neighbor and friend who was loved by many who would do anything for her. She is survived by her younger brothers, Ray and wife ,Ruby Branum, of Mt. Holly, N.C. and Herb and wife ,Terry, of Morris, Oklahoma; and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a brother, Art Branum.

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