Leota I. Painter, 82 of Staunton, passed away at Heritage Health in Gillespie on Thursday, April 4, 2019. She was born on October 20, 1936, in St. Louis, a daughter to the late Mr. and Mrs. Willard Jackson Sr. She married Robert Painter and he passed away on April 7, 2005.
She cooked in the cafeteria at the Staunton Unit Schools in Staunton for 24 years. She was a member of Cornerstone Ministries in Benld and the Staunton Lions Club.
Leota is survived by her daughter, Peggy Painter of Staunton and son, Karl Painter of Staunton.
Besides her husband and parents, Leota was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Angela K. Pace and brother, Willard Jackson Jr.
Memorial services will be held later. Interment of Cremains in Memorial Park Cemetery in Staunton. Memorials are suggested to Cornerstone Ministries of Benld. Williamson Funeral Homes are in charge of arrangements.