Leo DeForest Schley, 78, of Proctorville, Ohio, died on Monday, December 24, 2018 at St. Mary’s Medical Center as a result of injuries sustained in a fall. He was born December 25, 1939, in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, son of the late Ervin and Ethel Schroeder Schley. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin, Leo hired on at INCO Alloys in 1961 and retired from there in 2001. He was a 57 year member at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, was a part of the Marshall University Fencing Club, and enjoyed many years as a soccer referee. A quiet man, he loved to read and play his guitar. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his older brother Jerry. He is survived by his wife Eileen Scott Schley, his two sons, Robert Ervin ( Kristin )Schley of Nashville, and Jeremiah Paul ( Elizabeth )Schley of Columbus, grandchildren Michael, Matthew, William, and Abigail; two sisters Dorothy Vasquez and Kathleen (Dan) Neururer and his sister-in-law, Marion Schley. The family would like to thank the staff at St. Mary’s for the care we all received. Visitation will take place at Beard Mortuary, Saturday December 29 from 3 to 6 pm. The funeral service will be held at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church 3047 Washington Boulevard Huntington on Sunday December 30 at 3:00 pm. Pastor Mark Kloha will be officiating.In lieu of flowers we are asking that donations be made to the charity of your choice in Leo’s name so that his compassion towards others can be spread to as many lives as possible.
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