Josephine Leonard

Obituary of Josephine Leonard

     Josephine “Josie” Leonard, age 97 of  White Hall, passed away Friday, September 14, 2018 at White Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in White Hall.  She was born June 4, 1921 in Glasgow, the daughter of John Earl and Iva Blanche Coker Sanders.  She married Bernard Keith Leonard July 23, 1936 in Hillview, and he preceded her in death November 19, 1983. 

     Surviving are three daughters, Margaret L. Carter of Jacksonville, Janet E. (Don) Stucker of Arenzville, and Ruth Phillis of Pawnee, and a son, Lloyd Leonard of White Hall.  There are ten grandchildren, twenty four great grandchildren, and twelve great great grandchildren.  Josie is also survived by two brothers, Basil Sanders of White Hall, and Ercil Sanders of Jacksonville.  Preceding her in death was a daughter, Sandra Castillo, a brother Kenneth Sanders (surviving wife Zella Mae) and four sisters, Doris Sanders, Garneta Watts, Leola Leonard, and Pearl Leonard. 

    Josephine had been a member of the Sandridge Baptist Church, and is a member of Royal Neighbors of America. 

     Funeral services will be held at 12 noon on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in White Hall, with burial in Pine Tree Cemetery near Patterson.  Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time Tuesday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be directed to BJC Hospice.