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Leakey honored at Hospital Gala

Jean Leakey (center) shares one of many stories she collected during her time in the healthcare industry, cracking up Jonathan Cornell (left) and Steve Hentgen (right) as well as audience members at the 23rd annual Parkview Wabash Hospital Gala Saturday night, Nov. 11. Photo by Emma Rausch

By Emma Rausch

With more than 60 years in the healthcare industry, Jean Leakey had more than a few stories to share at the 23rd annual Parkview Wabash Hospital Gala Saturday night, Nov. 11.

Described as a pioneer in Wabash County healthcare, Leakey, 91, is known for starting up the Friendly Nursing Home with her husband Dale in the 1960s, serving as a medical assistant for Dr. Robert Rauh and Dr. Stephen Fassino for 23 years, and for volunteering at Parkview Wabash and Wabash County Hospital as a chaplain for 18 years.

Posted on 2017 Nov 14