Leona A. Kleinau, 90, of Geneseo passed away Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at Hillcrest Home, Geneseo. A memorial service celebrating Leona’s life will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, November 2, 2013 at Fairview United Methodist Church in rural Annawan. Rev. Dan Wright will officiate. Inurnment will be in Fairview Cemetery, rural Annawan. Per her request, cremation rites have been accorded and there will be no visitation. Vandemore Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements.
Leona was born January 15, 1923 in Annawan, IL, the daughter of William and Augusta (Warner) Doye. She was a graduate of Annawan High School. Leona married Richard L. Kleinau. He preceded her in 1968. She was a phone clerk for AARP for many years in Las Vegas, NV. Leona was a member of Fairview United Methodist Church in rural Annawan.
Survivors include 2 sons: Richard (Diane) Kleinau of Osco and Paul (Gail) Kleinau of Bakersfield, CA; daughter: Connie (Jim) DeSmith of Buchanan, TN; 6 grandchildren; and 4 great grandchildren.
Leona was preceded in death by her husband, 2 brothers and 3 sisters.