Leona's life began on October 12, 1924 in Lost Springs. She was the daughter of Henry and Pauline (Deines) Albright. Leona was a 1942 graduate of Herington High School. She worked as a switchboard operator as a young lady and later went to work in the IGA Grocery for many years. Leona was a dedicated and hard-working mother for her children Jeanne and Jim. Leona was a parishioner at Holy Family Parish- St. Marks in Marion and had been active in the St. Mark's Quilters. Her loving family includes her children Jeanne (Lyle) Gillett of Marion, and James (Nanette) Manhart of Weaverville, NC; grandchildren Kirk Gillett of Springdale, AR, Kyle (Andi) Gillett of Winfield and Kristy (Jeremy) Mohn of Olathe; great grandchildren Avery and Rylan Mohn; and siblings Gallard ( Regina) Albright of Wichita, Glenn (Waleah) Albright of Wichita, Edith Warneke of Marion, and Mary Lee Peckenschneider of Wichita. Leona passed away on August 18, 2020 in Hillsboro. She is preceded in death by her parents and siblings Harold Albright, Edward Albright, and Edgar Albright. Her family will gather with friends on Friday August 28th at 2 p.m. at Lewis Cemetery in Ramona for her graveside service led by Fr. Brian Bebak of Holy Family Parish. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at a later date. Yazel-Megli Funeral Home is serving the family. Memorial contributions in her name may be directed to Holy Family Parish or American Diabetes Association. Please sign her online guestbook and leave a memory of Leona at www.ymzfh.com.
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American Diabetes Association
c/o Zeiner Funeral Home, PO Box 6, Marion KS 66861
Holy Family Parish - St. Mark's Catholic Church
c/o Yazel-Megli Funeral Home, PO Box 96, Marion KS 66861