Dawn M. (Long) Leggins, 34, of Evansville died early Wednesday morning, Aug. 9, 2006. She had been a patient at St. Mary's Medical Center for over two weeks but had health problems for the last two years. Evansville has been her home but she grew up and attended school in Jasper, Ind.
Dawn generally worked in food service. She was assistant manager at Lic's and worked at Sir Beef, McDonald's, and Rally's before her illness. She also worked for some time at Purdue Foods in Washington.
Playing basketball and spending time with her fiancé, David, were her favorite pastimes. She loved to read and talk to family. Dawn and David were planning to be married in three weeks and she was looking forward to the cruise they had booked for mid-winter. She had just finished all the paperwork to start her classes at Ivy Tech. She loved all animals, especially her cats.
She is survived by her fiancé, David Ferguson; mother, Linda Long of Bloomington, Ind.; father and stepmother, Denny Long and Gail Roach of Brazil; sister, Diana Neal and husband, Steven of Quinlan, Texas; brother, Rusty Long and Kelli Fleeharty of Madison, Ind.; brother, Joshua Long of Bloomington, Ind.; nieces and nephews, Franklin Neal, Katherine Neal, Julia Neal, and Auriel Long; aunts, Karen Axson and husband, Mike, Mary Bundy, and Shirley Haller; uncles, John Roach and wife Eva, and Michael Roach and wife Karen. Rex Bundy and wife, Annie, Donald Bundy, and Donald Long. She had many other aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, 2006, at Alexander West Chapel, officiated by the Rev. Terry Gamblin.
Friends may visit Saturday from 10 a.m. until service time at the chapel.
Condolences may be made online at www.mem.com.
Arrangements by Alexander West Chapel, 2100 W. Illinois St .