Father John W. Lefler, 78, a retired priest of the Diocese of Evansville, passed away Saturday, July 17, at Woodmont Nursing Home in Boonville.
seminary studies were at St. Meinrad Seminary and in
first assignment was to
In 1968, he was named pastor of All Saints
Church in Cannelburg, and added additional
responsibilities as administrator of St. Patrick Church, Corning, from 1970-74.
He was Chaplain of the
He was named pastor of St. Clement Church in
Boonville in 1974, then of Sts. Peter and Paul Church in
After a period of health leave in 1980, he
returned to active ministry as associate pastor of
He was appointed pastor of
Survivors include three sisters, Mary E. Lefler of
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Joseph Lefler in 1933 and Richard P. Lefler in 2002.
Bishop Gerald A. Gettelfinger
will celebrate the funeral Mass at
Visitation will be until the time of Mass on Monday at the church.
Stodghill Funeral Home in