OBITUARY: Melbourne Beach Resident Phoebe Lee Furr Leeman, 100, Passed Away Dec. 19

Phoebe was a member of the Women's Army Corps in the early 1940s in Washington, DC

Phoebe Lee Furr Leeman, a pillar of her neighborhood and beloved, by all, passed away at the age of 100 on December 19, 2021. Phoebe celebrated her 100th birthday this year at her long-time residence in Melbourne Beach, Florida with a car parade.

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE BEACH, FLORIDA – Phoebe Lee Furr Leeman, a pillar of her neighborhood and beloved, by all, passed away at the age of 100 on December 19, 2021.

Phoebe celebrated her 100th birthday this year at her long-time residence in Melbourne Beach, Florida with a car parade. Participants included the Town of Melbourne Beach, local VFWs, neighbors, and many others to honor the birthday of this widow of a veteran.

Born June 8, 1921, in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia to Harold Stouffer Furr and Bertha Rae Baker Furr, she graduated from Palm Beach High School in 1938. She resided in Lake Worth, Florida most of her life.

She was a member of the Women’s Army Corps in the early 1940s in Washington, DC before returning to Lake Worth, Florida to marry Hendrik (aka Hank) Leeman on November 26, 1943.

A memorial service will be held Monday, January 17, 2022, at 11 a.m. at Brownlie Maxwell Funeral Home, 1010 E. Palmetto Avenue, Melbourne, Florida. Share memories HERE.

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