Native of Jones County and Well-known Farmer
|After two or more years of serious illness John Leonard, well-known and respected farmer of Jones county, died last Monday noon, February 22, 1926. The cause of his death was diabetes from which he suffered for many years.
The deceased was a son of Thomas and Maria (Margaret Shannon) Leonard and was born July 4, 1857, on the old Leonard homestead in Washington township, Jones county, Iowa, where he lived the most of his life, except several years in Monticello.
Mr. Leonard was married (April 22,1885) to Miss Bridget Kelly about forty years ago and is survived by his wife, and the following children, Miss Genevieve, R.N., who spent the past year or more at home caring for her father; Sister M. Rosaria (Della), of the order of the Sisters of Mercy, Anamosa; Irene, Mrs. Frank Flaherty of Anamosa; Louise, Mrs. Vincent English of Cascade; and Albert and Herman at home. He is also survived by his brothers, William of Clinton; George of Armour, S. D. and Charles of Temple Hill, and sisters, Miss Emma Leonard of Chicago; and Miss Marie Leonard of Dubuque. His oldest brother, Barney Leonard died in October, 1916(?).
Mr. Leonard was a man unusually respected by his neighbors and friends, and his death is not only a loss to his devoted family but to the entire community.
The funeral services were held from the family residence to St. Peter's church at 9:30 am where Requiem High Mass was celebrated by Rev John Hehir
The pallbearers were Joseph Duffy, Frank Costello, D. A. English, Neal Hirtz, Thomas Supple, Nick Koppes, W. J. Burke and Pat O'Connell.
Among those out-of-town who attended the funeral were George Leonard and daughter Evelyn, of Armour, S D; William Leonard and wife of Clinton; Mrs. Ed Gavin and Mrs. John Patterson of Chicago; Mrs. Willie O'Brien, a niece, of Des Moines, IA; and Mrs. Kate Kelly of Cedar Rapids
Submitted by: Joanne Wilken
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