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Barbara Ann (Simko) Leas

Barbara Ann (Simko) Leas, 70 was called home on December 14, 2021.

She was born on June 13, 1951 in Pittsburgh, PA to Ruth (Leahy) Simko and the late Edward Joseph Simko. Barbara was a member of St. Bernadette Catholic Church in Butner, NC. She worked for 20 years at Giant Eagle in Pittsburgh, PA and then at Harris Teeter in North Carolina for 13 years in Customer Service.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, December 18, 2021 from 1:00 – 4:00 PM and 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 9:00 am Sunday, December, 19, 2021 at St. Bernadette Catholic Church by Pastor Padre Leon.

She is survived by her mother, Ruth (Leahy) Simko of North Fort Myers , Florida; her husband of 43 years, Robert “Bob” Leas of the home; a son, Christopher Leas and wife Wendi of Henderson, two granddaughters, Reagan and Riley; two brothers, George Simko of Erie, PA and Edward Simko, Jr. of North Fort Myers, Florida. She was preceded in death by her father, Edward Joseph Simko; grandmothers, Anna Mae Leahy and Mary Simko.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to


  • Patti (Petcoff) Zahnhausen Posted December 19, 2021 1:26 am

    So sorry to hear of Barb’s passing. My heartfelt condolences go out to Bob and the family. You are in my prayers.

  • Cindy Sullivan Posted December 19, 2021 1:41 am

    So sorry to hear about Barb’s passing. I will miss her funny stories and the time we spent together laughing. My heart goes out to Bob, Chris, Wendi and her granddaughters.

  • Kathy & Steve Hackmyer Posted December 19, 2021 4:59 pm

    We are so saddened to hear of Barb’s passing. Our deepest sympathies go out to Bob, and her family. May her memory be a blessing.

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