Leonard, Doris

Written by David Green.

Doris L. Leonard, 79, of Wauseon, Ohio, died June 18, 2006 at Northcrest Nursing Home in Napoleon, Ohio.

She was born April 3, 1927 in Jackson County, Mich., the daughter of Alvin and Anna (Glosch) Monroe. She married David Leonard on March 17, 1953 and he survives.

Doris worked as an apartment manager prior to retiring. She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Morenci.

Besides her husband, Doris is survived by one daughter, DeAnna (and Dan) Kurland of Wauseon; five sisters, Irene (and Elvin) Armbruster of Ann Arbor, Mich., Esther Moore of Waters, Mich., Ruth Hatch of Poulsville, Wash., Alice Reed of Marble Falls, Texas, and Evelyn LoCurto of Canyon Country, Calif.; two brothers, Ivan Monroe of Hillsdale, Mich., and Dean Monroe of Recifie, Brazil, and two grandsons.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Leland, Elmer and Peter and one sister, Bessie Monroe.

Funeral services are pending. Arrangements are under the direction of Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home in Wauseon.

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