Lillian June (Bush) Leonard

Lillian June (Bush) Leonard, 96, of Monett, passed away July 16, 2019, at Oak Pointe of Monett.
She was born June 4, 1923, in rural Cassville, to Harry and Alta (Dilbeck) Bush. She attended grade school at Cross Hollows and graduated from Cassville High School in 1940. In 1941, she was married to G.E. (Bill) Leonard; he preceded her in death in 2017.
She was an active member for many years of First Baptist, Butterfield. Leonard’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.
She is survived by: her sons, Stanley Leonard of Midwest City, Okla., Jerry Leonard (Carolyn) of Peculiar and Kent Leonard (Stephanie) of Sarcoxie; six grandchildren and spouses, eight great-grandchildren; brothers, Harry Bush, of Kansas City, Kan. and Frank Bush, of Gentry, Ark.; and several nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death, in addition to her husband were her parents; three sisters; and a great-grandchild.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 27, 2019, at Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. Burial will be at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Butterfield. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday, July 26, 2019, at Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Butterfield First Baptist Church.


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