Grace Irene Leonard

November 16, 1935October 13, 2018

Grace Irene Leonard, age 82 of Montgomery, Alabama, passed away on Saturday, October 13, 2018. She was preceded in death by her son, Brian Leonard; her parents, Warren Silas and Kathryn Gertrude Chaplin; her brother, Charles Chaplin; her sisters, Mary Chaplin, Ruth Ries, and Sadie Searcy (Paul). She is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Raymond Leonard; daughters, Karen Leonard, Theresa Leonard, Patricia Goard, and Rebecca Murry (John); grandchildren, Alexander Goard (Emily), Dustin Goard (Shaylyn), Niall Goard, Travis Murry (Evan), and Sarah Murry; great granddaughter, Mairèad Goard; brother in law, David O. Ries, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Grace served in the United States Air Force before marrying and starting her family. She was a lifelong member of Girl Scouts. Grace was a wonderful and loving wife, mother, and grandmother and she will be deeply missed.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 from 10:00 to 11:00 am at Alabama Heritage Funeral Home. A Celebration of Grace's Life will begin at 11:00 am with burial immediately following at Alabama Heritage Cemetery.


  • John Murry
  • Travis Murry
  • Alexander Goard
  • Charles Ries
  • David W. Ries
  • Roy Searcy


  • Visitation Wednesday, October 17, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Grace Irene Leonard

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Jill Kost

October 16, 2018

As a young girl growing up in Savah I always loved when Grace and Mary visited. Mrs. Chaplin was my 4-H Leader and after Bonnie & I (Hironimus) moved down the road from them it was always nice to walk their long lane with a gift of a cookie which I was told by Mary the cookie jar never ran out. Rest in Peace Grace and I know your heavenly family was waiting for you.