Lucille “Luci” Z. Leaf, 90, of Louisville, Kentucky passed away peacefully on March 31, 2018, at Brooksby Village in Peabody. She was the wife of the late Bernard August Leaf, daughter of the late Rudolph and Verda Zibart, sister to the late William Zibart, and beloved mother to William and his wife Sarah, and David and his wife Robin.
Luci was born and raised in Louisville and was among the first of her family to attend college. She attended Indiana University and then earned her Master’s degree at the University of Louisville. She taught art in the Louisville school system for over 30 years and was an active member of the congregation at Springdale Presbyterian Church. After her husband passed away she moved to the Boston area to be closer to her sons and grandchildren, Bethany and Andrew. She continued making crafts and hand-made jewelry throughout her years in Boston and enjoyed making new friends at Brooksby Village. Luci’s positive attitude, gracious Southern manners, and keen sense of humor were her hallmark traits. She touched the lives of many through her teaching and will be missed by all who knew her.