Ima "Ruth" (Cook) Edkins

November 23, 1924 ~ September 10, 2023 (age 98) 98 Years Old


Ruth Edkins was born on November 23, 1924 in Union County, Tennessee, to the late William and Myrtle Cook. She died peacefully on September 10, 2023.

Ruth is survived by her children; Don (Susan) of Peru, Sheryl of Lakewood Ranch, Florida, and Brian (Wendy) of South Australia; by her grandchildren: Michael (Wendy), Sander (Britt), Josh (Suzy), Levi (Jessica), Aaron, Rachelle, Diana, and Elizabeth; and by her great-grandchildren: Alexis (Kyle), Elijah, Rebecca, Madeline, Juliet, Grayson, Alex, Evan, Audrey, Tessa, Ava Nell, Makenna, Maddie, Morgan, Margaret, Elizabeth, William, Fox, and Evelyn.

Ruth was preceded in death by her husbands: Air Force 1st Lt. Donald Leicht (killed in the Korean War) and Elmer (Ed) Edkins; by her infant daughter, Janet; and by her grandson, Zachary.

Following private graveside services at 10:00 AM on Friday, September 22nd, officiated by Pastor Mike Williams, Ruth will be buried in Galveston Cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home. Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Ima "Ruth" (Cook) Edkins, please visit our floral store.

Friends and family have shared their relationship to show their support.
How do you know Ima "Ruth" (Cook) Edkins?
We are sorry for your loss.
Help others honor Ima "Ruth"'s memory.


September 22, 2023

10:00 AM
Galveston Cemetery
12445 County Road 1000 E.
Galveston, IN 46932


© 2023 Flowers~Leedy & Allen Funeral Homes. All Rights Reserved. | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility