Luella J. Lecher, 83

Luella J. Lecher, 83, Greensburg, passed away on Friday, February 28, 2020 at the Heritage House Nursing Home in Greensburg.  Born, May 1, 1936 in Sandusky, Indiana, she was the daughter of Bernard J. and Cecilia M. (Hessler) Harpring.  Luella had been a Nanny in Cincinnati.  She was a seamstress and she had worked at the Carol Cook Dress Factory, Minears, and Weddings by Wolter.  She designed many bridal gowns and bridesmaid dresses.  She was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, the St. Lawrence Ladies Auxiliary, and the Night Extension Homemakers. She was married to Edward J. Lecher on May 1, 1954 and he survives.  She is also survived by two daughters, Brenda (Chuck) Emsweller, Clarksburg, Julie (Tom) Keillor, Greensburg; one brother, Vernon (Maureen) Harpring, Batesville; one sister, Elvera Wissel, Batesville; three grandchildren, Ashley (Adam) Hungate, St. Paul, Chad (Jennifer) Emsweller, Evansville, Danielle Keillor and her Fiancé, Bradley Whittaker, Milroy; six great grandchildren, Charlie & Julia Emsweller, Eddie, Joey, Ella, and Paul Hungate. She was preceded in death by her parents, two infant sons, Nicholas and Bernard Lecher; two brothers, Edgar and Bernard Harpring; three sisters, Irma Harpring, Lois Laudick, Joan Schoettmer. A funeral Mass will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greensburg with Rev. John Meyer officiating. A reception style visitation will follow in the large assembly room at St. Mary’s. Interment will be held in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Greensburg at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Our Hospice of Southeastern Indiana or to the March of Dimes. Online condolences can be made to the family at