Lillian June (Bush) Leonard
Lillian June (Bush) Leonard, age 96, of Monett, MO, passed away on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at Oak Pointe of Monett.
She was born June 4, 1923, in rural Cassville, MO, to Harry and Alta (Dilbeck) Bush. She attended grade school at Cross Hollows and graduated from Cassville High School in 1940. On April 5, 1941, she was united in marriage to G.E. (Bill) Leonard. Bill preceded her in death July 8, 2017.
June is survived by her three sons, Stanley Leonard of Midwest City, OK, Jerry Leonard (Carolyn) of Peculiar, MO, and Kent Leonard (Stephanie) of Sarcoxie, MO; six grandchildren and spouses, eight great grandchildren and a spouse; and loving nieces and nephews, including Larry, Janice, and Lyla and their spouses that were so thoughtful and diligent in helping to make sure her needs were met and that she was comfortable. Also surviving June are two brothers, Harry Bush, of Kansas City, KS, and Frank Bush, of Gentry, AR, and a brother-in-law, Joe Young, of Farmington, MO.
Preceding her in death, in addition to Bill, her husband, were her parents, three sisters, her daughter-in-law, Frances Leonard, and a great grandbaby.
She was an active member for many years of First Baptist, Butterfield. After moving to Monett from Cassville, in 2013, she was blessed with a new group of friends who became like family to her. Her children will always be grateful for the attentiveness of Lacoba Villa Staff, the loving care she received during the time she lived at Oak Pointe of Monett, as well as the resident friends who became like extended family to her! The many visitors, some weekly, were such a pleasure and brought her much joy!
June’s family meant so much to her and of utmost importance for family gatherings, was preparing plenty of food! Her unforgettable cookies became a staple, especially for her grandchildren as they were growing up. She loved gardening and spent many hours taking care of her flowers.
Services will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, July 27, 2019, at Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. Reverend Dave Eaton, Sr. will conduct the services. Burial will be at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Butterfield.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 PM Friday, July 26, 2019, at Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to Butterfield First Baptist Church.