Minnie Myrtle Evans Leak

Services for Minnie Leck, 88, of Waco, a resident of Gainesville Nursing Home, who
died Saturday morning, 23 April 1988, were held at 11 am, Monday, 25 April, at Clifton
Funeral Home, with Dalton Graves, minister of Clifton Church of Christ, officiating.
Burial was in Clifton Memorial Park.  Daughter of Lillie Etta Drake & Crockett Shelby
Evans, she was born 19 Jan. 1900, near Cayote Community.  She attended school at
Cayote & Clifton.  She was raised on her parents farm.  According to her daughter,
Mrs. Leck was a “Daddy’s Girl”, who helped him with the milking & caring of their
animals.  When she was a teenager, her father bought a house in Clifton, & because
of his declining helath, he rented the farm & the familymoved to town.  A long time
neighbor of Mrs. Leck, Cullen Robinson, now owns & lives on the farm.  When she
was 9 years old, Minnie started to play her father’s violin in secret, & when he found
out he helped her increase her knowledge of the instrument.  She played “by ear”, &
played her violin on many occasins, inlcuding the Dallas Fair when she was 12 years
old.  She won a fiddler’s contest at the July 4th Poole’s Park around 1939, & has
played regularly with a group at the Sunset Nursing Home in Nocona, TX since 1984.
 She was married to Louis G. Leck of the Womack community, 29 Sep. 1929, in
Meridian by Judge Word.  She had one child by a previous marriage.  Louis &
Minnie celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1979.  Mr. & Mrs. Leck lived
on several farms & ranches in Bosque & Hill County, until he was called to military
service during WW II.  When he returned, the couple ran a little grocery store &
service station just past the Clifton Park.  They moved to Waco in 1951, living just
10 blocks from their daughter & family.  Their grandson was born in Waco in 1953.
 The Lecks lived there 37 years, where she worked at a lingerie factory & the
Greyhound bus station, & he worked for Clement Grain Company.  They were
active in the American Legion.