Kate Graham Leinneweber Dement

Date of Birth: April 8, 1914  |   Date of Death: May 26, 2012   |   Service Date: Wednesday, May 30, 2012 

Kate (Mimi) Graham Leinneweber Dement, 98, died at the Central Texas Medical Center in San Marcos, Texas May 26, 2012 due to complications from a heart attack. She was born April 8, 1914 in the Cottonwood Community of Guadalupe County, Texas to James Edward and Alma Bruce (Woodward) Graham. After graduating from San Marcos High School and attending college at Southwest Texas she married William Chester Leinneweber. They spent many wonderful years living in their little rock house where they raised their family. After Chester’s death in 1956 Kate began working and became a successful businesswoman. She is remembered by her family as a strong loving matriarch with a joy for life and a fondness for games. She was an inspiration to all who knew her because of her fierce will to overcome all obstacles and take care of those she loved. She possessed an extraordinary openness of mind and was able to grow and adjust as times changed. She was a long standing member of the First Presbyterian Church.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husbands, Chester Leinneweber and John Dement; son, Hal Chester Leinneweber and brothers: Edward Price Graham, John Henry Graham, James Eastwood Graham and Francis Bruce Graham and Travis Woodward Graham.

She is survived by her daughter, Joan Ledebur of Burke, Virginia, her son and daughter-in-law, Dan and Carolyn Leinneweber of San Marcos, Texas and her brother Vernon (Bunny) Graham of Floresville, Texas. Grandchildren include Graham Chester Leinneweber and his wife, Kelly of Wimberley, Texas, Kathryn Ledebur and her husband, Godofredo Reinicke of Cochabamba, Bolivia, William Cole Leinneweber and his wife, Paige of San Marcos, Lara Ledebur Radley of Hagerstown, Maryland, and Michael Cade Leinneweber and his wife, Tiffany. Great-grandchildren include Justin Leinneweber, Lindsey Leinneweber, Kaitlyn Bowers, Elisa Meruvia, Daniel Leinneweber, Lexie Leinneweber, Nicholas Radley, Christopher Radley, Hannah Leinneweber, Hallie Leinneweber, Sebastian Reinicke, Reid Leinneweber, and Cadan Leinneweber; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at the San Marcos City Cemetery with a reception following at the First Presbyterian Church.

In lieu of flowers, family requests memorial contributions be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 410 W. Hutchison St., San Marcos, TX 78666.

Arrangements by Pennington Funeral Home, San Marcos, Texas, 512-353-4311. Obituary and guestbook on line at www.penningtonfuneralhome.com


10 Condolences

  • Jan Nowotny

    May 28th, 2012 on 9:50 pm

    So sorry to hear of our loss, I loved Aunt Kate dearly. She was very special. I will miss her. Love, Jan

  • Kay Watkins Bauer

    May 29th, 2012 on 2:01 pm

    Kate was so special to us. We have many fond memories but most of all, her smile. There will never be another like it. It simply lit up the world!

    Love to Danny & Joan,


    • Joan Leinneweber Ledebur

      June 4th, 2012 on 7:17 pm

      Thank you so much for all of the warm words. We will all miss Mother very much.

  • Ann Blackburn

    May 29th, 2012 on 7:51 pm

    Joan and Danny – Robert and I are so very sorry to hear of your sweet mother’s passing. She lived a good, long life. We are so glad her grandchildren and great-grandchildren had a chance to know her.

  • Larry and Carolyn Lorenz

    May 29th, 2012 on 9:09 pm

    Joan, Danny:
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Myrtie Austin

    May 29th, 2012 on 10:27 pm

    I have only known her for about 5 years but she had a sparkle about her that took your breath away! God’s Blessings on the family.

  • Jackie Kotrla

    May 30th, 2012 on 1:40 am

    Dear Joan Danny and families,
    So much love for such a wonderful women. Aunt Kate was always so very sweet and thoughtful to all of us nieces and nephews. She had a wonderful long life and will dearly be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time and the days to come. Much love, Jackie Maxine

  • Melvia Randle

    May 30th, 2012 on 9:23 pm

    Our prayers are with you.

    The Randle Family
    Melvia, Keith & Polly


    May 31st, 2012 on 12:45 am



  • Lori and Vince Peterson

    June 1st, 2012 on 10:03 pm

    Dear Joan, Danny and family,

    What a previlage it was for us to know Mimi. She was such a delight and always found the very best in every situation. I remember when she was served a cheese sandwich on the plane and thought it was the best cheese sandwhich.
    There is no doubt there is another angel in heaven.
    Love, Lori and Vince

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