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Rae Ellen Leonard

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Rae Ellen Leonard
May 30, 1951 - Dec. 17, 2017
Westerville, Ohio
Rae Ellen Leonard, age 66, died at Altercare of Hilliard, on Sunday, December 17, 2017. Rae Ellen was born on May 30, 1951, in Youngstown, Ohio, to Raymond Megown Leonard and Janet Barnett Leonard, who preceded her in death. Rae Ellen graduated from the Rayen School in 1969 and attended Youngstown State University. She lived most of her life in California, where she will be missed by many friends, especially in Santa Cruz and Capitola. Rae Ellen was an active volunteer for Right to Life. Although disabled for most of her life, she inspired and helped many people through her faith, compassion, words of wisdom, poetry, and writings. She leaves her beloved dog, Shiloh; her sister, Carolyn Leonard Tarantine (James); niece, Kimberly Tarantine Robinette (Kenneth); nephew. James Leonard Tarantine (Amber); great nephews, Kenneth James Robinette and James Anthony Tarantine; and great nieces, Katelyn Elise Robinette and Aria Rae Tarantine. There will be no calling hours. Interment will take place at Oak Hill Cemetery, Youngstown, Ohio. A private family celebration of her life was held. Donations in Rae Ellen's memory may be made to The Shrine of St Joseph, Guardian of the Redeemer, 544 West Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz, CA 95060-6147 or St Francis Catholic Soup Kitchen/Jesus Mary Joseph Home, 205 Mora St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060. Remembrances can be shared at www.HillFuneral.com
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