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Leota E. Figge

November 7, 2015

Wamego—Leota E. Figge, 87, passed away Saturday, November 7, 2015 at the Wamego Health Center.

She was born September 7, 1928 at Hepler, Kansas the daughter of the Rev. Rudolph and Sophia Gehrke Hildebrandt.  She lived in Hepler until moving to Duluth in 1941.  Mrs. Figge graduated from Onaga High School in 1945.

Mrs. Figge had lived in the St. Marys community for many years before moving to Wamego.  Leota was known for the cakes she baked throughout the years.  She had a love for painting and quilting. She had quilted many many quilts during her lifetime.  She was a very active member of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Wamego and also the Heritage Club.

On October 13, 1949 she was united in marriage to Carl R. Figge at Winsor, NE., by her father the Rev. Rudolph Hildebrandt.  Carl died, November 7, 2002.  She was also preceded in death by her parents, siblings, Alice List, Esther Balke, Ellen Zeckser, Lois Werner and Eugene Hildebrandt; her son William Figge and her son-in-law, Joe O’Donnell.

Survivors include two sons, Bob (Sherilyn) Figge, Waco, TX, and David (Janet) Figge, St. Marys; three daughters, Mary O’Donnell, St. Marys, Eva (Fred) Burgoon, Wamego and Barbara (Lanny) Mullinix, Vernona, MO; a sister, Grace Springer, in Florida; a brother-in-law, Rodney List, Denton, TX; a sister-in-law Adela Lockhart, in Washington; 11 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and friends.

Memorial services will be at 3:00 P.M. Thursday, November 12, 2015 at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Wamego.  Inurnment will be in the Valley View Cemetery St. Marys.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple St., St. Marys, Kansas 66536.

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14 thoughts on “Leota E. Figge

  1. Mrs. Figge always made me feel like I belonged when I would come over to visit Dave and Bill. I enjoyed her while I was living in the area and have some good memories. She will be missed, I am sorry for your loss of a great Mom, grandmother.

    R.D. Core

  2. Dear family of Leoti Figge,
    Mrs. Figge made so many Cakes for our family. She made Patricia’s Wedding cake and all of our childrens College Graduation cakes. I loved visiting with her. She was a gracious lady. May God be with you at this time loss and keep your happy memories.
    Joe & Pauline Conley
    Delia, Kansas

  3. We send our sympathy to the family and friends of Leota. She was a wonderful friend and a tremendous Christian lady.

  4. I have many, many memories of Granda Leota. Mostly centered around Nancy, family gatherings and of course, the kitchen.

    She is a wonderful lady. RIP.


  5. Many great memories of her and my mother. She was a great friend and a very special person. Thank you for being there when my mother ( Arlene Anderson) needed a friend and never forgetting her when she had to move to the nursing home. Many prayers to her family and friends, may she rest in peace. She will be truly missed by all.

  6. I extend my sincerest sympathies to the entire Figge family. Leota was a great mom, grandma and mother in law. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  7. We are so sorry for your loss. She was always so cheerful and a joy to be around. She made so many special cakes for special moments in our lives and we will always remember her for that. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.
    Ray & Ann Barthuly

  8. Leota, your mother taught me so much over the years and I will remember all the good times we had together with all of our other friends that would get together to play dominoes, having a coke together, and going places to purchase material for those beautiful quilts she would put together for her family. I will truly miss her and loved her very much. So sorry for your loss, she was a dear lady.

  9. Dear Leota’s family, I’m so sorry for your loss of your sweet dear beloved mother & grandmother!! She was a beautiful heart of gold wonderful lady & friend with my mother, my sis, Mary & me! She will be greatly missed by many who loved her!! I’m happy that I got to visit her awhile back, when we ran into each other at the grocery store in Wamego & then when I stopped to see her where she lived there by the bank! Always enjoyed visiting with
    Leota! You will all be in my prayers for peace & comfort…it’s tough losing our parents for sure & especially, our mothers, who taught us so many of their domestic talents they enjoyed & loved to do in their spare time!!!! God bless you all & your families!!
    Sincerely, Ruth Wiltz

  10. Sorry for your loss. Prayers are sent your way for all the family. Special prayers sent to Grace Springer. Our dear friend.

  11. I came to respect and admire Mrs Figge as our Kim was married to her son Bill. She was a kind, fun and loving Grandmother to our Grandson Justin for many years. Maurice and I send to Kristen and Allina and other family our sincere sympathy.

  12. I extend my sincere sympathy to the family of Leota Figge. She was a wonderful lady. Years ago when we were all in Sunfower Club , I knew she was a special person …..You had a wonderful mother, grandmother….She will be deeply missed….My love and sympathy to you all….. Charlotte Kling

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