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Nathaniel Leas
Rebecca Staub
Emanuel Spangler
(Abt 1865-1948)
Ellen Margaret Deardorff
(Abt 1863-1926)
Paul Elsworth Leas Sr.
Mazie Spangler
Elverna Leas


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1. Harold Vernon Borror

Elverna Leas 1

  • Born: 4 Mar 1931, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Marriage (1): Harold Vernon Borror on 22 Sep 1951 in Frederick County, Maryland, USA
  • Died: 6 Feb 2012, Dover, Dover Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 80
  • Buried: Prospect Hill Cemetery, York County, Pennsylvania, USA 2

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Elverna R. Leas Borror
BIRTH 4 Mar 1931
Pennsylvania, USA
DEATH 6 Feb 2012 (aged 80)
Dover, York County, Pennsylvania, USA
Prospect Hill Cemetery
York, York County, Pennsylvania, USA
MEMORIAL ID 84703515 View Source

Elverna R. (Leas) Borror, of York, died February 6, 2012, in Dover. She was the wife of Harold V. Borror, her husband of 60 years.

Elverna was born on March 4, 1931 to Paul E. and Mazie (Spangler) Leas, Sr. She was the 11th of 13 children, and was raised in East Berlin, Adams County.

She attended schools in the East Berlin area, and graduated from East Berlin High School in 1948.

Mrs. Borror worked in the Hanover Shoe Factory, and Pennwood Heel in East Berlin.

Elverna married Harold V. Borror on September 22, 1951, and moved with him to Virginia, until 1952, later relocating back to East Berlin for one year. It was there that their first child was born in April, only to survive for one month. They bought a home in York and lived there for five years. They then moved to Painted Post, N.Y., where they resided for 3-1/2 years.

Elverna was a housewife for 8-1/2 years until Harold and she went to school to become Salvation Army Officers. They served 12 years as Corps Officers, having served in Wellsville, Oswego, Lockport, and Syracuse, NY, and East Liverpool, Ohio. They were then transferred to the adult rehabilitation services to serve in Cleveland, Ohio, Wilkes-Barre, PA, and later, Manhattan, NY. They were assigned to Headquarters for 3 years. Their last appointment was in Pittsburgh, until they retired in 1994. Altogether, they served 34 years as active officers, and worked for the Salvation Army for 7 years after retirement.

Elverna was also a member of Zonta, Rotary Paul Harris Fellow, a certified food handler, and took courses in flower arranging.

In addition to her husband, Harold, Elverna is survived by four children, Gerald R. Borror of Bethel Park, Dorean A. Keisling of Pittsburgh, Harold E. Borror of Bethel Park, and Brian L. Borror of Dover; two grandchildren; one great-grandson; four brothers, Arthur Leas of New Oxford, Fred Leas of East Berlin, Paul Leas, Jr. of Glen Rock, and Harold Leas of East Berlin; and a sister, Janet Shoemaker of Dover.

She was predeceased by a daughter, Linda Borror; a brother, Charles Leas; and six sisters, Ellen Hinkle, Blanche Boyce, Catherine Marks, Millie Eisenhart, Dorothy Miller and Annie Wilt.

Funeral services will be held February 10, 2012, at 7 p.m. from the Feiser Funeral Home, East Berlin, with Major Dennis Camuti, Major Erma Camuti, Major Robert Reel and Major Lynette Reel officiating. Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery, York, February 11, 2012, at 11 a.m. Following those committal services, there will be a Celebration of Life service at 1 p.m. at the Salvation Army, 50 E. King St., York. 2


Elverna married Harold Vernon Borror, son of William Alfred Borror and Bernice Elizabeth Crites, on 22 Sep 1951 in Frederick County, Maryland, USA. (Harold Vernon Borror was born on 8 Nov 1929 in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, USA and was buried in Prospect Hill Cemetery, York County, Pennsylvania, USA.)



1 Notes from David A. Leas and/or the 1950 Leas Family Genealogy.

2 Find A Grave (

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