She graduated from Flint Northern High School in 1945 and was a member of Chilson Hills Baptist Church. On October 18, 1948, she married Thomas R. Leonard and was married for 57 years before his death in 2006. Phyllis enjoyed knitting for her family, crossword puzzles, collecting dolls, but most of all spending time with family and friends.
Phyllis is survived by two sons, Bruce (Cheryl) Leonard of Cumming, GA and Paul Leonard of Howell, daughter-in-law, Lorna Leonard of Howell, and son-in-law, David Farner of Boyne City, 9 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and many wonderful nephews and nieces. Preceding Phyllis were husband, Thomas Leonard, daughter, Susan Farner, daughter-in-law, Carol Leonard, her parents, sister, Virginia Myatt, and brother, Richard Church.
Visitation will be held at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 from 5-8 p.m. The Funeral service will be held at Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor D.J. Reed officiating. Interment will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Phyllis may be made to the Chilson Hills Baptist Church Memorial Fund.