OBITUARY

Phyllis J. Buck

July 13, 1927October 27, 2018
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Phyllis J. Leonard Buck, 91, joined the hands of God on October 27, 2018, with her family by her side. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at McLaren’s Chapel in West Des Moines. Family will greet friends following the service. Burial will be at Prairie Rose Cemetery in Corning at 1:30 p.m.

Phyllis was born July 13, 1927 in Greenfield, IA to Nile and Beulah (Davis) Shirk. She graduated from Greenfield High School, which is where she met her future husband, Daniel “Junior” Leonard. They were married on November 9, 1946 to which two children were born, Donna and Jim. Phyllis and Junior loved to host parties at their home. They had a love of dogs, which Phyllis continued after Junior’s passing. Phyllis enjoyed her career at Younkers, decorating, playing bridge, going to the casino, watching movies, and getting excited during Iowa State football and basketball games. She also enjoyed spending time with her family.

Phyllis is survived by her daughter, Donna (Richard) Hogan of Corning; son, Jim (Kim) Leonard of Norwalk; grandchildren, Gwen (Tim) Larsen and their children, Marah, Samantha, and Charlee of Corning, Sean (Shannon) Hogan and their children, Carter and Lincoln of Edmond, OK, Michael (Lindsey) Hogan and their children, Cael and Elin of Corning, Justin (Michelle) Leonard and their children, Faith, Eli, and Lucas of Norwalk, Andrea (Adam) Wood and their children, Addyson and Tyler of Norwalk; and brother-in-law, Arnold Leonard of Corning.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Lucille; and husbands, Dan Leonard and Jim Buck.

Memorial contributions may be made to EveryStep Kavanagh House in Des Moines.

  • FAMILY

  • Phyllis is survived by her daughter, Donna (Richard) Hogan of Corning; son, Jim (Kim) Leonard of Norwalk; grandchildren, Gwen (Tim) Larsen and their children, Marah, Samantha, and Charlee of Corning, Sean (Shannon) Hogan and their children, Carter and Lincoln of Edmond, OK, Michael (Lindsey) Hogan and their children, Cael and Elin of Corning, Justin (Michelle) Leonard and their children, Faith, Eli, and Lucas of Norwalk, Andrea (Adam) Wood and their children, Addyson and Tyler of Norwalk; and brother-in-law, Arnold Leonard of Corning. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Lucille; and husbands, Dan Leonard and Jim Buck.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Michael Hogan
  • Sean Hogan
  • Tim Larsen
  • Justin Leonard
  • Kirk Leonard
  • Adam Wood

Services

  • Funeral Service Tuesday, October 30, 2018
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Biography

Phyllis J. Leonard Buck, 91, joined the hands of God on October 27, 2018, with her family by her side. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at McLaren’s Chapel in West Des Moines. Family will greet friends following the service. Burial will be at Prairie Rose Cemetery in Corning at 1:30 p.m.

Phyllis was born July 13, 1927 in Greenfield, IA to Nile and Beulah (Davis) Shirk. She graduated from Greenfield High School, which is where she met her future husband, Daniel “Junior” Leonard. They were married on November 9, 1946 to which two children were born, Donna and Jim. Phyllis and Junior loved to host parties at their home. They had a love of dogs, which Phyllis continued after Junior’s passing. Phyllis enjoyed her career at Younkers, decorating, playing bridge, going to the casino, watching movies, and getting excited during Iowa State football and basketball games. She also enjoyed spending time with her family.

Phyllis is survived by her daughter, Donna (Richard) Hogan of Corning; son, Jim (Kim) Leonard of Norwalk; grandchildren, Gwen (Tim) Larsen and their children, Marah, Samantha, and Charlee of Corning, Sean (Shannon) Hogan and their children, Carter and Lincoln of Edmond, OK, Michael (Lindsey) Hogan and their children, Cael and Elin of Corning, Justin (Michelle) Leonard and their children, Faith, Eli, and Lucas of Norwalk, Andrea (Adam) Wood and their children, Addyson and Tyler of Norwalk; and brother-in-law, Arnold Leonard of Corning.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Lucille; and husbands, Dan Leonard and Jim Buck.

Memorial contributions may be made to EveryStep Kavanagh House in Des Moines.