Kathleen Virginia Quinn was born Oct. 10, 1967 passed away in her home Sept. 8. She was born in Jacksonville, and grew up in Palatka, Florida. She lived in Moriarty for the past 20 years. She was a member of the New Beginnings Community Church in Moriarty. She was preceded in death by her parents Mary Clark and Terrell Quinn. She is survived by her Aunt Phyllis, and many cousins. She is loved and will be missed and always remembered.
Leota started working for The Independent in 2006, working her way up through the ranks. An employee buyout in 2010 led to her ownership of the newspaper. Leota has served on the board of the N.M. Press Association, and is currently its First Vice President. She is passionate about health and wellness, especially mental health, and loves making art. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.