Virginia Morton O’Leary, 74, of Oakland City, IN entered rest on Monday September 15, 2008 at 9:39 P.M. at her home.

She was born on February 19, 1934 in Louisville, KY to Robert Morton and Virginia (Ehrhardt) Morton.

She was preceded in death by her husband James Norman O’Leary July 22, 2006.

She was an attorney, since 1972 in Louisville, Kentucky and Oakland City, Indiana, who maintained a practice which addressed discrimination in employment.  She concentrated in race, sex, and age discrimination along with sexual harassment and other employment related discrimination law.  Before becoming a lawyer, she taught English at Oakland City University in Oakland City, Indiana. Mrs. O’Leary graduated from Atherton High School in Louisville, and from University of Louisville with a BA in 1954, a MEd. in 1956 and earned her law degree in 1971. Virginia O’Leary received the following honors and awards: 2004 Torchbearer Award for Women in Law from the State of Indiana Commission for Women; Nominee for Induction into the Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame; 1993. .

Surviving family members: daughter and son-in-law:, Kimberly Ehrhardt O’Leary and Paul Blaha of Fenton, Mich.; son and daughter-in-law, William Graham and Dawn O’Leary of Crab Orchard, IL; grandchildren, Kate and James Blaha, Robert Graham and Maggie O’Leary; sisters, Doll S. Morton, Donna T. Morton and Catherine (Frank) Ward of Louisville, KY; brother, Reuven Ben-Avraham of Louisville, KY; nieces and nephews, Sophie Maier, Bryan Ward, Richard Morton Stout, and Jonathan Morton Stout; great giece, Amyah Buchele; long time friend and trial partner Darlene Robinson her husband Mark Schaefer and children Mark Allen, Nichols and Ryan .

Memorial services will be Saturday September 20. 2008 2:00 P.M. at Treyton Oak Towers, 211 W. Oak St. Louisville, KY, Rev. Dr. Linda Penrod Million officiating.

Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 P.M Friday September 19, 2008 at Lamb-Basham Memorial chapel in Oakland City, with private burial in Cave Hill Cemetery in Louisville Ky. at a later date.