Leona May Vandusen died at home March 26, 2013.
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She was born Feb. 12, 1923, to Charlie and Zora Ishmal in Chillicothe, Mo., where she grew up with several sibling.
She met Paul Franklin Vandusen and married him on May 2, 1942. They had four children Judie Carol, Billy Jean, Norma Janices, and Paula Sharlene
Leona loved to garden and have children around her. In her later years, she enjoyed raising song birds and talking on the phone with numerous friends and her twin sister Lela in Liberty, Mo.
Survivors include Judie Garrett, Bill and Diane Vandusen, Norma Vandusen, and Paula and Lester Hinton.
She was preceded in death by her husband Paul and grandson Billy Paul.
A private celebration of life will follow at a later date. Eternal Hills Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
A special thanks to High Desert Hospice for the care and compassion during Leona's last days.
Published in Herald And News on Mar. 28, 2013