Barbara Hudkins Leggett, 94, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Tuesday, October 10, 2023, at 11:25 a.m. at Court House Manor where she had been residing since May.

Barbara was born December 17, 1928, in Doddridge County, West Virginia to Ray C. and Altha Pickens Hudkins.  She was a 1946 graduate of Doddridge County-West Union High School in Dodridge County, West Virginia.  She moved to Washington Court House in 1953, from Morgantown, West Virginia.

Beginning in 1966, she was employed by the Washington City Schools at Rose Avenue Elementary School in the Title 1 and DPPF programs.  She later worked at Krieger Equipment for several years.

Barbara was a longtime member of the WCH Grace Church where for several years she sang in the Chancel Choir.  She had also volunteered with the Fayette County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary for over 20 years.

On August 5, 1950, she married Denzil L. Leggett.  He preceded her in death on April 22, 2021.  Born to this marriage were three daughters, Sue L. Warner and Jill L. Phillips, both of Washington Court House and Jo L. Leggett of Hilliard, Ohio.  Also surviving are two grandchildren, Justin T. (J.T.) Warner and his wife, Trisha, of Dublin and their children, Luke and Emery and Jeffrey L. Warner and his wife, Elizabeth, of Pittsburgh, PA and their children, Graham, Penn and Ellis.  Additional survivors are a sister, S. Maurine Ash; a sister-in-law, Carolyn S. Gaston and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Silva; sisters-in-law, Betty Leggett and Bernadine Leggett and brothers-in-law, Randall Leggett, Duane Leggett, Sam Gaston, Harry “Rusty” Ash and a son-in-law, John Phillips.

To honor her wishes, cremation took place.

A graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family in the Washington Cemetery with Mel Wickensimer, director of visitation at WCH Grace Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial will be under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to WCH Grace Methodist Church, 301 East Market Street, Washington Court House, Ohio 43160.

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  • Kevin Blair says:

    So sad to hear of Barbara passing.. I first met her at Rose avenue when I had her for reading help,along with Mrs Campbell and Mrs Dominico. She was a kind soul and had a big heart.