Leslie St. John Nanny, neé Widder, of Sarasota, FL passed away on Wednesday, November 20, 2019. Leslie was born in Greenwich CT on March 1, 1941 to George Edwin Widder and Alice St. John Maloney. Leslie graduated from Sarasota County Adult High School in 1962. She worked for GTE for many years, retiring in 1995, and worked part time at CVS until the summer of 2019.
Leslie was a very kind and friendly person who loved everyone. She enjoyed traveling and visiting relatives whenever she could, and was always delighted to open her home for family visits. She loved to connect with family and friends on Facebook and was known for sending greetings each morning and night. She always had a cat, who brought her joy. She experienced many hardships over her life and sacrificed much for others, but she remained cheerful and was generous with her forgiveness.
Leslie is survived by her brother Christopher Widder of Las Cruces NM, sister-in-law Pat Widder of St. Paul MN, nieces Cindy (Gary) Montgomery of Germanton NC, Paula (Bob) Janmey of Columbia Station OH, Paige Force of Lindenhurst IL, and Pamela (Jerry) Husak of St. Paul MN; nephews Timothy Smith, Carey (Patricia) Widder of St. Louis MO, and Craig (Julie Townsend) Widder of Lantana TX; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. She was predeceased by her sister Faith Smith.
A service is planned for December 28, 2019, in Sarasota FL. Please make any donations in her name to The Cat Depot, a cat rescue and shelter located in Sarasota, FL. 941-366-2404
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