Barbara LaMonte

MORRIS—Barbara Lee LaMonte (nee Leadingham), 73, Morris, IL passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018 at Presence St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, IL.  
Born March 13, 1944 in Morris to the late Thomas and Ethel (nee Fultz) Leadingham.  Barbara loved the outdoors, playing cards, country music, especially Elvis, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.  
Her fondest memories came from hosting and cooking for her family on holiday occasions.  Barbara was a spiritual woman and had a strong Christian faith.  
Surviving are her husband: Robert LaMonte, whom she married Jan. 21, 1983, of Morris; one daughter: Debra Stanley of Morris; two sons: Joseph (Charlotte) Amore of MO and Troy (Char) Ehringer, Sr. of Braidwood, IL; one step-daughter, Mary (Tom) Nevel of Grant Park, IL; 15 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; one sister: Audrey (the late Elmer) Brassard of Dwight, IL; and numerous nieces and nephews.  
Preceding her in death were her parents; one son: Billy; previous husband: Joseph Ehringer; three brothers: Edward, Arthur, and James Leadingham; and two sisters: Edna Wright and Ester Whited.  
Funeral services will be at the R.W. Patterson Funeral Home and Crematory, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018 at 1 p.m. with visitation two hours preceding services.  
Interment will follow in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.  
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the family would be appreciated.  
For more information and to sign her online guestbook please log on to or find their Facebook page at R.W. Patterson Funeral Home and Crematory.
Funeral services have been made under the direction of R.W. Patterson Funeral Home and Crematory, 401 E. Main St., Braidwood.