Virginia Morton O’Leary, 74, of Oakland City, IN entered rest on Monday September 15, 2008 at at her home.
She was born on February 19, 1934 in Louisville, KY to Robert Morton and Virginia (Ehrhardt)
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 OaklandCityUniversity in Oakland City, Indiana. Mrs. O’Leary graduated from AthertonHigh
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, AmyahBuchele; 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 at TreytonOakTowers, 211 W. Oak St.Louisville, KY, Rev. Dr. Linda Penrod
Visitation will be from Friday September 19, 2008 at Lamb-Basham Memorial chapel in OaklandCity, with private burial in CaveHillCemetery in LouisvilleKy. at a later date.