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Leona May (nee Sellers), was born May 7, 1915 in LeRoy, NY. She died on May 1, 2013 in Macomb, IL She received her RN from Harlem Hospital in 1939. She married Arthur Gordon Blake August 31, 1940.
Leona and family lived in Sudbury, MA until 1965 when they moved to Ridgewood, NJ. Arthur and Leona moved to Macomb, Illinois in December 2000.
She is mourned by her sister, Marion Phillips of Scotsville, NY; her two children, Pamella (Deckle) McLean of Macomb, IL; and Gordon (Gail) Blake of Secaucus, NJ; and her three grandchildren, Bradley (Miriam) McLean of Somerville, MA; Dr. Matthew (Danielle) Mclean of Ivyland, PA; and Sarah (Arel) McLean Acosta, of Kansas City, MO. She has six great grandchildren: Nia and Miles McLean (MA); Madelynn, Owen and Margot McLean (PA); and Diego Acosta (MO).
Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial service will be held in New York State at a later date. Burial will be in the Machpelah Cemetery in LeRoy, NY.
Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home - Macomb
201 West Carroll St Macomb, IL 61455
Published in The Record/Herald News from May 5 to May 6, 2013