Marye Alice Leech

Marye Alice Leech

BELOIT – Marye Alice Leech, age 91, of Beloit, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022, at UW Hospital and Clinics surrounded by her loving family. She was born on Aug. 25, 1930, in Mount Carmel, Ill., the daughter of Verlin and Lillian (Dickhaut) Rhoads.

Marye married Joe Dave Leech on Jan. 1, 1950. Prior to retirement, Marye worked as an administrative assistant for Bowl-Aire Lanes, working at the bowling alley until she was 83 years old!

In her free time, Marye enjoyed ceramics, playing cards, embroidery, bowling, shopping, reading, and cheering on the St. Louis Cardinals. She read the newspaper daily, especially the obituaries, to make sure she wasn’t in there.

Marye is survived by her daughters, Tiffany Leech and Lisa (Calvin) Bentheimer; and grandson, Bradley Bentheimer. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Joe Dave Leech.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be made at

God saw her, getting tired
and a cure was not to be,
so he put his arms around her
and whispered “come with me”
with tearful eyes we watched her suffer
and we saw her fade away
although we loved her dearly,
we could not make her stay.
A golden heart stopped beating
hard working hands to rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us,
he only takes the best.