Longtime Webster Groves Resident, Former Music Teacher Dies at 98
Leontone "Lee" Meyer, a legendary Southwest High School music teacher, served as a Marine during World War II.
Leontone "Lee" Meyer, a longtime Webster Groves resident and legendary music teacher at the old Southwest High School, has died at age 98.
During World War II, Ms. Meyer left her job as a teacher at the school and enlisted in the Marines, according to an article on stltoday.com. She was promoted to major by the end of the war and stayed in the Marine Reserves and retired as a full colonel.
After the war, Ms. Meyer returned to her job as a music teacher at Southwest High School and stayed in the Marine Reserves, retiring as a full colonel, the article states. She retired from Southwest in 1982.
Ms. Meyer, who was the eldest of nine children, is survived by a brother, Paul Meyer of Kirkwood, and two sisters, Mary Ott of Webster Groves and Bobbe Martini-Emmett of Shrewsbury, stltoday.com reports. She died Tuesday at Mary, Queen and Mother Center in Shrewsbury.
Visitation will be held Sunday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Hoffmeister Colonial Mortuary at 6464 Chippewa St. A mass celebrating her life is scheduled for Monday at 10 a.m. at Annunciation Catholic Church at 16 W. Glendale Rd.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Opera Theatre of St. Louis at 210 Hazel Ave. in Webster Groves or to the Annunciation Church Fund at 16 W. Glendale Rd. in Webster Groves.
Friends may share memories or express condolences by signing the family’s online guestbook.