Leila Noe died of natural causes at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at Jennie Stuart Medical Center in Hopkinsville.
Leila was born on July 1, 1936, in Salem, Ill., to Walter and Nell Natalie Nesbitt Cope.
Leila was a certified nursing assistant and a retired accountant from Illinois. She was of the Baptist faith.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Lavaughn Noe Jr. in 1978; and one brother and one sister.
She is survived by four sisters, Dorothy Bailey of Sebring, Ohio, Mary Crick of Falls Church, W. Va., Helen Bratovich of Spring, Texas and Alma Schmitz of Tulsa, Okla.; one son, Michael Noe of Murphysboro, Ill.; two daughters, Sheri Schonaman of Cadiz and Rebecca Loving of Murphysboro, Ill.; and seven grandchildren.