People’s Funeral Chapel

501 North Douty Street, Hanford, CA


Elizabeth Margaret Leavengood

February 25, 1924November 21, 2019

Elizabeth Margaret Leavengood, 95 years old, of Hanford California passed away on Thursday, November 21, 2019.

She was born in Wheeling Township, St. Clairsville, Ohio on February 25, 1924, a daughter of the late Harold and Emma Eisenbarth Taylor.

Elizabeth was a Legal Secretary for the St. Clairsville Courthouse, the Hanna Coal Company of Ohio, and the Kerr McMaster & Kerr Law Offices. She also worked at Bob’s Big Boy, and the Monolith Portland Cement Company. She was a member of the Hanford Red Hatters, volunteered at the Lemoore Relay for Life and was an avid card player (Canasta, Hand-n-Foot, and Poker were her favorites).

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Jack Leavengood; brothers William Taylor, James Taylor, Dwight Taylor and sister Ila Simmons.

She is survived by her brothers Cecil and Charles Taylor; two stepsons Barry and Dean Leavengood, two step-grandchildren and 3 step-great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.


  • Harold Walker Taylor, Father (deceased)
  • Emma Euel Maine (Eisenbarth) Taylor, Mother (deceased)
  • Jack Leavengood, Husband (deceased)
  • Cecil Taylor, Brother
  • Charles Taylor, Brother
  • William Taylor, Brother (deceased)
  • James Taylor, Brother (deceased)
  • Dwight Taylor, Brother (deceased)
  • Ila Simmons, Sister (deceased)
  • Barry Leavengood, Stepson
  • Dean Leavengood, Stepson
  • Elizabeth will also be dearly missed by her 2 step-grandchildren,3 step-great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.


11 December

Memorial Service

1:30 pm

People's Funeral Chapel

501 N. Douty Street
Hanford, California 93230

"Celebration of Life" and refreshments immediately following.


Elizabeth Margaret Leavengood

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David Simmons

December 1, 2019

To My Aunt Liz,
You were instrumental in helping find my pathway through life. You truly honored my Mother’s request to watch over her boy’s! You were loved and will be missed.
With Love,
David Simmons

Marilyn Carter

November 26, 2019

I had the pleasure of meeting Liz at Beltone of Central California, Hanford California. I will always remember her classy style and quick wit. She was always beautifully dressed and never a hair out of place. I will miss her. Rest in paradise my gorgeous friend. My thoughts and prayers to her family.