Patricia L. "Patty" Leonard
Patricia L. “Patty” Leonard, 84, Mt. Pleasant, died Sunday, July 28, 2013, at the Pleasant Manor Care Center.
Visitation will begin after 2 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 1, at the Olson-Powell Memorial Chapel where the family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 2, at First United Methodist Church with the Revs. David Bracht-Wagner and Jessica Richard officiating. Burial will be in the Forest Home Cemetery. In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established to Alzheimer’s Association and National Cancer Institute for pancreatic cancer research. Online condolences may be directed to www.olsonpowell.com.
Born May 2, 1929, in Kirkville, she was the daughter of Charles and Clara Reed Deitch. She attended Kirkville schools and graduated from Ottumwa High School. On Oct. 24, 1948, she married Teddy Woodrow Leonard. He preceded her in death.
While living in Ottumwa, she worked as a school secretary and was also employed by Northwestern Bell. In 1961, the couple moved to Mt. Pleasant where she worked for the Henry County Mental Health Institute and the Henry County Courthouse in the Recorder’s Office.
A member of First United Methodist Church, she was a member of UMW and served on the Administrative Board and Missions Committee. She was active in raising money for the Ronald McDonald House of Iowa City and was a member of TTT Chapter “DD.” Favorite hobbies included cooking and sewing.
Survivors include two sons, Chris (Sharon) Leonard of Waterloo, Joseph (Kathy) Leonard of Garland, Texas; one daughter, Nancy (Dave) Leonard Duncan of Cedar Rapids; and four grandchildren.
Preceding her in death are her husband; her parents; a son, Stephen Leonard; one brother, Charles Deitch; and one sister, Genevieve Blake.