Leanna (Leigh) Marie Snider Phillips

 Leigh Phillips,62, of Blue Springs, Missouri passed away unexpectedly at home August 20, 2016.
She was born August 30, 1953 in Kansas City to Eugene Snider and Patricia (Rose) Snider. She was a lifelong area resident.
Leigh attended Ruskin High school, Sanford-Brown College, and the University of Central Missouri, earning her Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
Leigh believed in the goodness of people and was always helping anyone who needed it in whatever way she could. It was no surprise that her heart called her to the nursing profession.
She was an exceptional Critical Care triage nurse, working at several level 1 trauma centers. She later became the Director of Nursing at several long term care facilities where she excelled at developing protocols to meet and exceed state and federal standards and requirements. She eventually became a consultant to facilities across the United States.
Leigh loved her family and hosted most of the family holidays because she enjoyed bringing everyone together. Her hobbies were reading, needlework, and  music. She loved to sing. She sang in the school and church choirs. She enjoyed participating in the Christmas and Easter programs the most. She was a member of he First Baptist Church of Blue Springs.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Gene and Patricia Snider, and her grandparents Ralph and Theresa Glenn, William Rose, and Ralph and Lillian Snider.
She is survived by her daughters Adrienne (Kevin) York, Courtney Phillips, and Kate ( Matt) Kolster, her brother Wayne (Tami) Snider, sisters Roxanne (Jim) McIlvaine) and Rana Snider.
She leaves her grandchildren Sabrina Fisher, Haley Roten, Cameron Jones, Grant Jones, Ryan York, and soon to be Benjamin Kolster, all of whom will miss her deeply. She is also mourned by several nephews, nieces, and cousins, as well as a multitude of friends.
A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, August 26th from 2-6pm at VFW Post 5789 located at 329 S.E. Douglas Lee’s Summit, Missouri 64063


  1. kamm WURTZ on August 25, 2016 at 11:14 am

    I am so sorry for the loss of your Dear mother . Our prayers our with you all in this time of need . Lots of love A Dear old friend to Kate . Love the wurtz Family Kamm and Shawn wurtz and Family

  2. Elizabeth Secrest on August 25, 2016 at 11:59 am

    Larry Wayne said I are sorry for your loss. Leigh was very near and dear to our hearts. RIP my friend…

  3. Lorie Westpfahl on August 25, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    I didn’t know your mom, but I know you are just as kind an hard working as she was. Cause I have worked for you, that’s why we be came good friends. I ‘m very sorry, and you know that you’re still loved. God be with you an your family.

  4. Victoria Champion on August 25, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    I am so very sorry for your loss

  5. Cynthia Keller on August 25, 2016 at 8:53 pm

    Leigh was a great person inside and out whom played a big part of my life for most of my life as me and Adrienne York were childhood best friends who have remained friends for 35 years and counting. Leigh brought me and the man of my life together as she apparently knew that we would be a great match cause almost 2 years together now and we’re stronger then ever due to her love and compassion for both of us as she wanted to see us both happy. She is going to missed by more people then she will ever know and already is greatly. My heart goes out to Adrienne York, Kate Phillips, and the rest of the family during this difficult time and loss of a great loved one. Me and Tommy and our condolences and prayers to all of you!

  6. Robert Evans on August 28, 2016 at 9:18 am

    I’m very sorry for the loss of your mother. I hope she may now rest in peace.

  7. Adrienne York on August 28, 2016 at 11:51 am

    Thank you everyone for your kind words

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