Jo Anne Leonard

October 26, 1932May 13, 2019

Jo Anne Leonard, age 86, passed away in Phoenix, Arizona, on May 13, 2019. She was born in Columbus, Ohio, to John R. and Helen J. Lewis. Jo Anne was an only child and had a passion for all animals. She considered her childhood pets her siblings. Jo Anne went to high school in Columbus, Ohio. During and after high school, she did some professional modeling. She married in 1953 and over the years was blessed with 3 children. The family moved west to California and then Arizona where Jo Anne performed as an “extra” in stunts and shows at Apacheland. Her most recent career was as a Security Officer at Camelback High School, where she retired in 1998. Jo Anne was predeceased by her parents, John Raymond Lewis and Helen Juanita Lewis. She is survived by her daughters: Vicki Stirnaman (Chuck) and Donna Stolarski (Larry); son: Mark; Four grandchildren: Scott (Eng), Justin (Monica), April (Steven), and Lauren (Nick); Six great-grandchildren: Shane, Seth, Ava, Joshua, Logan, and Jackson. A thank you to the staff of both Savior Hospice and Artemis Adult Care Home (The Catuna Family) for lovingly caring for Jo Anne at the end of her life. In Jo Anne's honor, services will be held at Green Acres Mortuary (401 N. Hayden Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85257) on Sat. May 18, 2019, visitation from 1:00-3:00 pm and funeral service at 3:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Savior Hospice ( or Delta Rescue (


  • Visitation Saturday, May 18, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, May 18, 2019

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