Leah A. Kasler, 82, passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2023. She was born August 23, 1940, in Mount Pleasant, Vinton County, among beautiful family.
She had a beautiful childhood growing up in the “holler” and was a wonderful storyteller about those days. She retired from the post office after more than 20 years of service and made many friends whom she still loved to talk about. She had a wonderful life with her husband, Paul, who was her “one in a million.”
Leah so loved all of her grandchildren and thought they were all the greatest, she had the most giving spirit, and as one said, “always had our backs.” She loved to fish and had a very green thumb, loved gardening and flowers and made beautiful bouquets. She was an amazing cook. She loved to watch sports on TV and have friendly rivalries. She was a beautiful, kind soul and she will be so missed. Daylight became a little darker but she will brighten the night sky, which she loved.
She was preceded in death by her beloved mother, Anna Risko Merz; father, Denver Merz; brother Danny Merz; son David Williams, daughter Christi Williams, and special friend, Brenda Flynn. She suffered too many losses but her sweet soul went on for those around her.
She is survived by her husband, Paul Kasler, as well Paul’s children who were like her own — Brian (Cindy) Kasler and Paula Collins — and their many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; daughter Kellie Williams; grandsons Tanner Cuffman (Faith Dickinson) and Isaac (Adrienne) Cuffman and great granddaughter Nova Rose. She had so many people she loved, too many to name, family, and friends who became family. She loved everyone and did not judge. That was her beauty.
We will gather for a celebration of her life at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at the Bishopville Church of Christ, 6555 SR 78, Glouster. Please join us if you can. Arrangements have been entrusted to Morrison Funeral Chapel, Glouster–Bishopville. A message of comfort may be sent to the family at www.morrisonfc.com.