Leah G. Chitwood, 73, of Shelburnewood Dr., passed away peacefully Jan. 9, 2013, at her home in Shelburne. Born May 2, 1939, in Fort Ann, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Burton and Eva (Granger) Hamblin. Leah lived in Chittenden County and worked for many years at several different restaurants until 2006, when she joined the Shelburne Supermarket family and was loved by all. Throughout her life she loved talking to people and made many dear friends along the way. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Kevin Wayne Chitwood; one brother, James Hamblin; five sisters, Edith Baker, Barbara Joslin, Rosemary Potter, Virginia Barber, and Theora Trombley; and special friend, Carl Racine of South Burlington. Among her survivors is her son Robert “Speedy” Chitwood of Shelburne. Funeral services and inurnment will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the V.N.A., Home Care or Hospice Program, 1110 Prim Road, Suite # 1, Colchester, VT 05446, or an organization of your choice. The family invites you to share your memories and online condolences by visiting www.awrichfuneralhomes.com.