Elsasser, Leila (Luff) Leila (Luff) Elsasser passed away Sunday, February 12, 2017 at the age of 89. Leila was born February 28, 1927 in Warren, Ohio to the late George and Avie (Pickett) Mitchell. She was united in marriage to Andrew Luff and later married Edward Elsasser. Lee (Leila) Elsasser formerly Lee Luff was a kind gentle soul. Lee was fun to be with, friendly and warm. She loved to spend time with her children, grandchildren, and her large circle of friends. She was an avid traveler and loved to go to exotic places with her family. She was President of the Kalamazoo Garden Club (hostas were her passion), a razor sharp bridge player, active with several guilds associated with WMU as well as Saint Luke's Episcopal Church. Leila was a graduate of WMU with a degree in Micro Biology. Her sense of humor and gentle manner were with her until the very end. We will miss her. God bless her soul. Leila is survived by her daughters, Connie (Gabriel Lluch) Luff, Deborah (Robert) Kittredge and Susan (Kerry) Badger; step-sons, Brian Elsasser and Eric (Linda) Elsasser, grandchildren Casey Kittredge, Erin Kittredge, Sarah Elsasser and Derek Elsasser. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held at the Kalamazoo Country Club on March 26, 2017 from 12:00 until 2:30. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Leila's name may be directed to the Kalamazoo Garden Counsel, 5333 N. Westnedge Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49004. Telephone (269) 344-8309.