Marguerite Leonard

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CHARLOTTE - Marguerite Nana Leonard passed away July 19, 2014, at Gaston Memorial Hospital.

Born July 21, 1927, in Mount Holly, she was the beloved daughter of the late Dewitt Clinton Leonard and Nana Williamson Leonard

She was predeceased by her siblings and sisters-in-law, Dewitt Clinton Leonard Jr., Paul Reese Leon-ard (Alma Leonard), Clarence Ellis Leonard, Maj. USMC (Barbara Ann Fredette Leonard) and Margaret Lola Leonard.

She is survived by her sister in-law and friend of 70 years, Bettie Dewitt Leonard Vincent, Grantsville, Md., and her niece and nephew, Dewitt Clinton (John) Leonard, Ill. (Linda), Winona Lake, Ind., their daughter, Rebecca Dunnuck (Steve), and Betty Elizabeth (Dede) Leonard Shortridge (Terry Irwin), White Sulfur Springs, W. Va., and their daughters, Sonya Lynn Loving (Mark), Maui, Hawaii, and Sarah Jade Glotfelty (Nick) Maxwelton, W. Va.; nephew, Clarence Ellis (Chip) Leonard Jr., Middleburg, Va. and niece, Margaret Ann (Margee) Leonard Koffler (Bruce Harvey), Lexington, Ky. and their children Ian Francis Koffler (Alona), Villa Hills, Ky., Judith Reese Koffler Stanfield (Travis), Georgetown, Ky., Lindsay Eliza-beth Koffler Cassidy (Ross), Lexington, Ky. She is also survived by numerous great nieces and a nephew.

Ms. Leonard was a philanthropist and community servant. She supported many charities and civic or-ganizations including The Lions, Rotary and Animal Welfare organizations to name a few. She was a loy-al employee of 54 years at American Efird, Mount Holly, where she progressed to a valued trainer and was called out of retirement numerous times to assist the company.
She was the grand marshall of the Mount Holly Christmas Parade and a long standing member of the Bryan Station Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, Lexington, Ky.

In her youth, she played ladies semi-pro softball and was an expert bowler. She was an avid sports fan, enjoying most of all baseball and she did not miss an Atlanta Braves game. She loved dogs and all ani-mals, visiting with her friends, family and neighbors especially, Tanya, Sydney and Ronnie. The family wishes to acknowledge and thank Ms. Leonard's cousin, Sally Scott Prichard, who was her dear friend for life and caretaker during her last years and close family friend, Michael Neal Mason.

The Memorial Celebration Service will be held Saturday, July 26, at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 4601 Freedom Drive, Charlotte.

Family will receive guests at 1 p.m. with the service to follow at 2 p.m.

Guests are invited to refreshments in the fellowship hall immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Animal Adoption League of Charlotte.

The family of Marguerite Leonard have entrusted her care to Forest Lawn West Funeral and Cremation Services, online condolences may be made at www.forestlawnwest.com.
Published in Gaston Gazette on July 25, 2014
Marguerite Leonard
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