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Leigh Grady
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Birth: Jul. 17, 1976
Missouri, USA
Death: Dec. 31, 1996
Dade County
Missouri, USA

Much too young to say goodbye
and as each new year comes around I still wounder why.
It was way too soon for her life had just begun
A mother taken away from her 18 month old son.
It may have been all of their choices to go
But she should have had sense to tell the driver "No!"
Young kids out to celebrate a New Year
They didn't get to see 1997 thanks to too much beer.
Her life was gone in a blink of an eye
It was too soon to say goodbye.
You're in a lot of hearts still in so many ways
We will remember you for all of our days.
Its not goodbye and not the end...
Just that we'll see you later my friend.

Leigh was taken from our lives 11:42 pm New Years Eve(12/31/1996) by a drinking and driving car accident in Joplin, Missouri. She was too young to be in that bar and was not made to show ID at all. She was only a passenger but all three people had way too much alcohol in their system to be in that car that night. No one at that bar tried to stop them or call a cab if only someone would have had sense not to let them leave so drunk. Learn from our pain and please don't reach for the keys the next time you are out drinking because this beautiful woman's death could have been prevented with just a little sense or someone else to tell them not to drive.

Official Obit from Joplin Globe, Missouri
" GOLDEN CITY, Mo. Leigh Grady, 20, Golden City, died at 11:42 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, 1996, from injuries she sustained in an auto accident in Joplin.

Miss Grady was born July 17, 1976, in Springfield. She was a nurse's aide. She was graduated in 1994 from Greenfield High School.

Surviving are a son, Jacob Redding, of the home; her mother, Linda Grady, Morrisville; her father, Ronald Grady, Springfield; three brothers,Ronald Dean Grady, Daniel Cole Grady and Nathaniel Jeraba Grady, all of Morrisville; a sister, Bobbi Jo Grady, Morrisville; maternal grandparents, Dora Dill and Herschel Dill, Greenfield; maternal great-grandmother, Hazel Fleeman, Greenfield; and paternal grandparents, William Grady and Sarah Grady, Halfway.

Services were at 2 p.m. Saturday at Greenfield Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Bob Dickey officiate. Burial was in Wetzell Cemetery, west of Greenfield." 
Wetzel Cemetery
Dade County
Missouri, USA
Created by: Mel P.
Record added: Jan 15, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10330202
Leigh Grady
Added by: bobbi grady
Leigh Grady
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Leigh Grady
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Still missing and loving you!
- Rachel
 Added: Dec. 31, 2014
Miss u so much
- Mel P.
 Added: Dec. 31, 2014
Hey sister just found this. Can't belive you been gone 15 years. You would be so proud of Jacob. Your gunna be a grandma. Your haven a granddaughter. Lil miss mia Leigh reign redding would be here around April 20 give or take a couple days. Not a day goes...(Read more)
- bobbi grady
 Added: Dec. 5, 2012
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