Note: Salem Special, Salem, SD December 4, 1997 Funeral services were held November 28, 1997 at Berean Fundamental Church in Gregory, SD for Leanne Raye McIntrye, 33, who died November 24, 1997 in Sioux Falls, SD. Pastor Glenn Johnson officiated. Interment was in Graceland Cemetery in Burke, SD. Leanne Raye Schrader McIntrye was born January 7, 1964 at Burke, SD, the youngest of three children in the family of Laverne and Myrna Schrader. The family lived at Butte, Nebraska while Leanne was a small child and then moved to a farm south of Dallas. She began her schooling in Gregory, SD attending kindergarten through high school, graduating in 1982. She then attended Stewart's School of Hairstyling in Sioux Falls, SD graduating with honors in 1983. Leanne and Dan McIntrye were united in marriage on February 17, 1984, and were blessed with two daughters, Allison, age 13 and Jennifer, age 9. Leanne was employed by the Gregory School System, first working in the elementary school as a kitchen aide for several years and began a new position at the high school library in the fall of 1997, which she thoroughly enjoyed. Leanne was always her Daddy's girl, helping with chores and working in the hayfield. She was a devoted mother and wife, working with her girls on their 4-H projects, being a real helpmate to Dan with lawn mowing jobs and cutting wood, she loved going for walks and riding Blaze, her prized horse. Animals could always find a friend in Leanne. Dan and Leanne were dedicated in seeing that Allison attended Son Life and Jennie attended Brigade on Wednesdays at the Berean Church, as well as participating in the life of the church where she was baptized on September 13, 1987. Leanne lived each day to the fullest, as evidenced by being a 4-H leader, serving as clerk and treasurer of the Gregory Volunteer Ambulance Association. Leanne was also a surrogate daughter to Grandma (Mabel) Greer, developing a special relationship which they shared. She is survived by her husband, Dan; daughters, Allison and Jennifer; her parents, Laverne and Myrna Schrader of Gregory, SD; her brother Mark and wife, Jan, and their children of Gregory, SD; her sister Jolene and husband, Howard Pulse, and their children of Salem, SD; her grandmother, Alice Alexander of Douglas, Wyoming; her "special" grandmother, Mabel Greer of Gregory, SD; father and mother-in-law, Fred and Alta Geer Empkey of Omaha, Nebraska; Dan's brothers, David and family of Savannah, GA; and Fredrick of San Diego, CA; and her neighbor and friend, Ev Jess. Also, many aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of loving friends.
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