March 29, 1919 - Jan. 8, 2013
ELKHART — Elizabeth “Betty” Leonard, 93, of Elkhart passed away Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at Eastlake Terrace.
She was born March 29, 1919, in Elkhart to Perry and Blanche (Neville) Eash Sr.
She married Howard A. Hammon, who preceded her in death. She married James Keelin Leonard in 1969. He preceded her in death in 1986.
Surviving are three daughters, Joan (Bob) Anderson of Elkhart, Shirley (William) Prough of Surprise, Ariz., and Jan (Larry) Leininger of Elkhart; one son, Ronald (Gloria) Hammon of Alamo, Texas; 11 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; a stepson, Quinton “Buzz” (Joan) Leonard of Elkhart; and a stepdaughter, Shirley (Charles) French of Tucson, Ariz.
She was preceded in death by one brother and three sisters.
Betty retired from C.T.S. Corporation in production. She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church and was involved with many activities in the church. She enjoyed playing pinochle with friends and traveling. She loved being around family and helping others.
Visitation for Betty will be one hour prior to the 2 p.m. service on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home, Elkhart. The Rev. John Hogsett will officiate.
Burial will follow at Prairie Street Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to Harbor Light Hospice. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stemmlawsonpeterson.com.