Phyllis J. Leonard

Phyllis Joyce Leonard, 85, died May 12, 2012 in Pinckney, MI.  Born April 16, 1927, in Flint, MI, to Ivah and Florence (Cooley) Church.

 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.

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Dave Farner
May 13, 2012 at 7:07 pm

Phylis was like a Mother to me. When I married into the family, she made me feel like I belonged. I will always remember Mullet Lake, holidays, and her infectious smile and laugh. I will always remember both her and Tom.

Jim and KC Leh
May 13, 2012 at 7:18 pm

Our deepest sympathy to Rachael, Emily, and Dave. We have fond memories of Phyillis and you guys are in our thoughts. Jim and KC

Ron Myatt
May 14, 2012 at 8:52 am

Peace be with you Aunt Phyl.

April Joy Ping
May 14, 2012 at 12:08 pm

Phyllis was always so sweet and cheerful, even as her health declined. We at Chilson Hills loved her and will miss her.

David H. Holder
May 14, 2012 at 3:22 pm

Phylis like a sweet Mother and Grandmother will be missed at Chilson Hills

George and Rene
May 14, 2012 at 3:53 pm

Our deepest sympathy do a wonderful family.

Mark Dietrich
May 15, 2012 at 4:13 pm

I have fond memories of Mrs. Leonard from the days of Y- Indian Guide meetings at her home to car pooling during our Lansing Sexton days. May the peace of Christ give you comfort. A wonderful lady!


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