Patricia Ann Leihy

Staff Sgt. Patricia Ann Leihy, 45 of Leavenworth, died Monday, March 3, 2014, at North Kansas City Hospice. She was born July 17, 1968, in Kansas City, Kan., the daughter of Alan and Barbara (Smith) Leihy. Tricia was raised by her mother and step-father, David Laws.

Patricia Ann Leihy

Patricia was currently serving with the Kansas National Guard assigned to the 35th Infantry Division. She was a woman full of vigor and adventure. Tricia was a self sacrificing mother who cherished her children and her family. She was a loving mother, wife, sister and grandmother.

On Dec. 1, 1988, in Olathe, Kan., she married Claude Joseph “Joe” Williams. He survives of the home. She is also survived by their five sons, Brandon, Justin, Joey, Anthony and Jacob; her sister, Charlene; two grandchildren, Kinsley and Evan; and her step-father, David.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 6, 2014, at Leavenworth Baptist Church. A funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at the church. Burial with military honors will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Louisburg, Kan. Arrangements by R.L. Leintz Funeral Home.