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Carolynn (Benning) Leedy

November 11, 1937 ~ November 26, 2021 (age 84) 84 Years Old


If you were a visible speck of dirt that somehow found your way into Carolynn Leedy’s house at 202 Bell Lane in Springfield, Tennessee, one thing you could be sure of is that your term of residence there would be extremely short! Her immaculate house was universally admired, and somehow she kept it that way without stressing over it or showing the least frown when a guest made a little mess. Apparently she just enjoyed another opportunity to clean something up!

Carolynn was born as Katherine Kleckner on November 11, 1937, in Mansfield, Ohio, in the most deplorable situation imaginable. At about age 4, by God’s grace, she was rescued and adopted, along with her two older siblings, by Edward August and Hazel Blunt Benning, who renamed her Carolynn Elizabeth. Her siblings were renamed Edward Glenn and Madelyn Helen; their present circumstances are unknown. After her graduation from Mansfield Sr. High School, a brief marriage produced a daughter, Stephanie Ann (married Randy McElvain, now deceased) of Mansfield. She remarried on February 23, 1957, to Danny Ray Leedy of Mansfield, to whom she bore Valerie Kaye (married Kevin D. Elston), of Knightdale, North Carolina, and Randy Alan Leedy (married Katie J. Rymer), of Greenville, South Carolina. She was preceded in death by both parents and her husband. All her issue survives her, including seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren, with a sixth not yet born.

Through the faithful witness of Homer Vian, Danny and Carolynn both came to see themselves as sinners under the righteous condemnation of God and trusted Jesus Christ as their savior and redeemer, joining the Mansfield Baptist Temple. Transfers by Danny’s employer (Tappan Co.) relocated the couple in 1977 to Dalton, Georgia, and then in 1994 to Springfield, Tennesse, where they became members of South Haven Baptist Church.

After two years of declining health in Springfield and four months in skilled nursing care in Greenville, South Carolina, Carolynn passed into the presence of Jesus her savior on November 26, 2021. Her life’s story, from beginning to end, is one of the saving and keeping grace of God in Jesus Christ, to whom be all the glory!

Visitation will be at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, December 6, in the main auditorium of South Haven Baptist Church, 116 Academy Dr., Springfield, Tennessee 37172. The funeral service follows at 11:00 a.m, with Dr. Frank Gagliano officiating. The service will be Livestreamed at (Note that the service time is 12:00 noon for viewers on Eastern Time.) Interment will be in Elmwood Cemetery following a private graveside service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the South Haven Baptist Church Building Fund or to Kindred Hospice, 15 Brendan Way, Suite 100, Greenville, South Carolina 29615.

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December 6, 2021

9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
South Haven Baptist Church
Academy Dr.
Springfield, TN 37172

Funeral Service
December 6, 2021

11:00 AM
South Haven Baptist Church
Academy Dr.
Springfield, TN 37172

Private Interment

Elmwood Cemetery
Richard Street
Springfield, TN 37172


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