Emmett—Leila Catherine Culver Bond, 95, left us early Thursday morning, May 3, 2018 at her rural Emmett home.
She was born June 10, 1922 at Lyndon, the daughter of Grant Rhines and Mable Thompson Culver. Leila graduated from Lyndon High School.
As a young girl out of high school Leila went to work for Hallmark Cards in Kansas City as a screen printer. She then was a homemaker and mother and later was a cook at the Emmett School until she retired. Leila was a member of the Emmett United Methodist Church. She was well thought of and admired among her friends and neighbors. She was an accomplished acrylic and oil painter, as well as photographer. She loved nature, gardening, birds, and trips to Alaska. She had a life-long quest for knowledge. She was unassuming, humble and kind. No matter how little she had, she always gave to others. Family meant everything to her, her sacrifice for her family was beyond comparison. She will live in our hearts forever.
On December 26, 1942 she was united in marriage to Hubert Orval Bond in Topeka. He preceded her in death on September 14, 1991. Mrs. Bond was also preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Alice Wilson, Lois Failor and Duane Culver and a son Dan Bond.
Survivors include three sons, Wayne Bond, Larry (B.J.) Bond, and David (Mary) Bond; three daughters, Judy (Ron) Simonds, Karen (Bob) Messenger and Kathleen (Becky Kirchner) Bond; 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Piper Funeral Home in St. Marys. Inurnment will be in the St. Clere Cemetery Emmett. The family will receive friends from 1:00 until the service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Audubon Society or the Emmett United Methodist Church and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple St., St. Marys, Kansas 66536.