Leanne J. Brill

Died: Mon., Feb. 25, 2013


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Mar. 01, 2013
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., Mar. 02, 2013
Location: Billings Funeral Home

Celebration of Life Service

11:00 AM Sat., Mar. 02, 2013
Location: Billings Funeral Home

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Sept. 25, 1956 - Feb. 25, 2013

ELKHART — Leanne J. (McFall) Brill, 56, passed away Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at her residence in Elkhart.

She was born Sept. 25, 1956, in Elkhart to Donald Ray and Wanetta (Fletcher) McFall. Leanne married Brent E. Brill Sept. 11, 1982. They later divorced in 2010, but remained close and caring for each other.

Surviving are her daughters, Alissa Brill and Jeff Hudak Jr. of Osceola and Lindsay Brill of Elkhart; her mother, Wanetta J. McFall of Elkhart; sisters Donetta “Dee” (Dan) Atkinson of Fairfield Glade, Tenn., Cinda (Terry) Belanger of Granger and Carla (Edward) Chester of Vandalia, Mich.; a brother Thomas R. (Teresa) McFall of Bloomington; former husband Brent E. Brill of Elkhart; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Her beloved father, Donald Ray McFall, preceded her in death in 2005.

Leanne retired after 17 years as a librarian at Mary Daly Elementary School. She was a 1975 graduate of Elkhart Central High School and was an avid Indy 500 fan. She loved to visit the ocean, watch fireworks, listen to music, and have legendary Halloween parties, which was one of her favorite holidays. Leanne was a loving mother, daughter and sister who touched many lives of those who knew her. Her beloved dachshund, Winnie Hope, will miss her too.

Visitation for family and friends will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2013, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 2, 2013, at Billings Funeral Home, 812 Baldwin St., Elkhart. Funeral services celebrating Leann’s life will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Pastor Gary Sheets will officiate. Burial will follow at Rice Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may go to The Chiari Institute, 611 Northern Blvd., Suite 150, Great Neck, NY 11021; or City of Elkhart, Parks and Recreation Dept., for fireworks.

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Debi & Stan Bennett
   Posted Wed February 27, 2013
To Leanne's family,
Our hearts are so sad for your loss. Leanne was a quiet, sweet and kind woman. We are sorry for your loss and we know you will miss her so much.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
May God hold you in the palm of his hand.
Stan & Debi

Jean Conley
   Posted Wed February 27, 2013
Girls, I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom. Our Kilbourn days were the best ever and so enjoyed our families hanging out, fire pits, cook outs and running back and forth between houses. May God give you comfort during this time. Much Love - Jeanne

Sharon (Davis) Bowlby
   Posted Thu February 28, 2013
Sorry for your loss, Brent, Alissa, and Lindsey. Was glad to have met Leann, and enjoy her company. She will be missed deeply by my family. Sending lots of love your way.

Deb Hogan
   Posted Fri March 01, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Leanne from when we were all little kids. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Kara Chesnutt
   Posted Fri March 01, 2013
Much love especially to Alissa and Lindsay. I always admired your mom for her bright spirit and loving smile. This is how I will remember her always.