Margaret Myrtle (Beesley) Leonard
April 10, 1931 – October 15, 2018
Margaret Myrtle Beesley Leonard, 87, of Columbus, passed away on Monday October 15, 2018 at 7:22 a.m.
She was born April 10, 1931 in Michigan, the daughter of Minor and Virgie Beesley. On August 14, 1948, she married Willie Edison Leonard.
Mrs. Leonard was a very hard working and loving mother who would help anyone that needed help. She loved fishing and working in her garden. She also loved to cook and she was the best cook ever.
Mrs. Leonard worked at Stadlers and also cleaned houses. She also worked at a nursing home and enjoyed flea markets. She was also a member of Hope Community Church of God.
She was a mother to many children, 11 of her own to be exact. But, she has many that called her “mom” and “ma.”
She is survived by her loving children, Randall (Yvonne) Leonard and Gary (Jane) Leonard both of Scipio, Larry Leonard of Clifford, Willie (Elizabeth) Leonard of Taylorsville, Terry (Sue) Leonard, Harvey (Robin) Leonard, Kendall (Lisa) Leonard, Teresa (Terry Warren) Leonard, all of Columbus, and Anita Leonard of Clifford; and sisters, Joyce (George) Nentrup, Phillis Moschino and Rose McDonald. Also surviving are 23 grandchildren; 62 great-grandchildren; and 40 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Minor and Virgie Beesley; her husband, Willie Leonard; two sons, Roger and Gregory Leonard; brothers, Kenneth, Frank and Earl Beesley; sisters, Jean Mize, Janice Franks and Beatrice Griffin; as well as two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.
Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 19, 2018 at Myers-Reed Chapel with Rev. Gerald Hancock officiating. Burial will follow at Garland Brook Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 – 8 Thursday and 10 – 11 Friday at the funeral home.
Please leave condolences or special memories of Margaret online at: www.Myers-Reed.com.
Myers-Reed Chapel is serving the Leonard family.
- Randall (Yvonne) Leonard, Son
- Gary (Jane) Leonard, Son
- Larry Leonard, Son
- Willie (Elizabeth) Leonard, Son
- Terry (Sue) Leonard, Son
- Harvey (Robin) Leonard, Son
- Kendall (Lisa) Leonard, Son
- Teresa (Terry Warren) Leonard, Daughter
- Anita Leonard, Daughter
- Joyce (George) Nentrup, Sister
- Phillis Moschino, Sister
- Rose McDonald, Sister
- Minor Beesley, Father
- Virgie Beesley, Mother
- Willie Edison Leonard, Husband
- Roger Leonard, Son
- Gregory Leonard, Son
- Kenneth Beesley, Brother
- Frank Beesley, Brother
- Earl Beesley, Brother
- Jean Mize, Sister
- Janice Franks, Sister
- Beatrice Griffin, Sister
Also surviving are 23 grandchildren; 62 great-grandchildren; and 40 great-great-grandchildren.
Also preceding here in death were 2 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great grandchild.
- Randall Leonard
- Gary Leonard
- Larry Leonard
- Willie Leonard, Jr.
- Terry Leonard
- Harvey Leonard
- Kendall Leonard
- Terry Warren
- Visitation Thursday, October 18, 2018
- Visitation Friday, October 19, 2018
- Funeral Service Friday, October 19, 2018
Margaret Myrtle (Beesley) Leonard
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October 16, 2018
We love and miss you so much already. You never let us forget how important it is to be a family. You never let us forget that life was worth living.. Thanks for all the advice and guidance you gave us... Your memory will always be with us. Me, Chad and Noah