Benefit held for Niles family

WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – A first-ever spaghetti dinner benefit will help a family still struggling to cope with the loss of their wife and mother.

Amanda Wood-Leedy passed away unexpectedly on New Year’s Eve after a fall in her home.

Saturday in Warren, family and friends enjoyed a pasta dinner, auctions, raffles, and memories.

Amanda and her husband of almost 10 years, Gene, have a blended family with five children. This year, they started the Amanda Wood-Leedy Memorial Fund. Money raised will help provide financial support for her two youngest kids, who are 13 and 17 years old.

“It is great having the support we have from the community, the community being everybody,” said Gene Leedy. “A lot of companies and a lot of friends and family came today to give a lot of support for my wife.”

Amanda was able to save a handful of lives as an organ and tissue donor.

Amanda and Gene were avid motorcycle riders. There’s a benefit poker run and cornhole tournament planned for July 13 starting at High Pointe Restaurant and Tavern in Niles.

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