LORETTA HELEN LEONARD HAMMOND, IN Loretta Helen Leonard (nee Brown), age 78, of Hammond, entered into the presence of her Heavenly Father on Saturday, February 8, 2014. She leaves to mourn her loss two loving daughters: Susan Mahoney and Christine Ladd; grandchildren: Steven Leonard and Shannon Mahoney; sister, Thelma (Paul) Hmura; brother, Larry (Brenda) Brown; sister in law, Judy Brown; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Thomas J. Leonard; son, Steve E. Leonard; and brother, Patrick Brown. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. from the Bocken Funeral Home, 7042 Kennedy Ave., Hammond (Hessville) with Fr. Charles Mosley officiating. Burial to follow at Elmwood Cemetery. Friends are invited to meet with the family at Bocken Funeral Home on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Loretta was born in Champaign, IL and moved to this area in 1951. She attended St. Catherine of Sienna Catholic Church. Loretta drove a school bus for the School City of Hammond for 15 years before retiring in 1996. She loved gardening and growing flowers. She enjoyed spending time with her "lady" friends. Loretta was a loving and devoted mother and her grandchildren were the love of her life. For more information you may call Bocken Funeral Home at (219) 844-1600 or visit us at www.bockenfunerals.com
Published in The Times from Feb. 10 to Feb. 11, 2014
Bocken Funeral Home, Inc.
7042 Kennedy Avenue Hammond, IN 46363