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Radio Broadcaster's Spouse Dies Suddenly

  Lisa Leach, wife of Springfield-area broadcaster Jim Leach, died unexpectedly July 12, at age 50. She was Human Resources Director at Springfield Pepsi-Cola, and proud mother to Lindsey (husband DJ Rudd) and Dylan.  She was also a dedicated volunteer at the Springfield Muni Opera, not as an actor, but handling concessions and other behind-the-scenes duties.  
 Jim is News/Program Director at WMAY radio in Springfield and appears frequently on the Muni stage.  He has been involved with the INBA over the years, appearing most recently as a panelist at a convention held in Springfield.
Visitation for Lisa Leach will be Wednesday 4-8pm at Staab Funeral Home, 1109 S. Fifth St., Springfield.  Funeral services will be at the funeral home Thursday at 10am. The family has asked that memorials be made to the Springfield Muni or Springfield Theater Centre.