Cora Leonard Passes at 58

     Mrs. Cora Inez Leonard, Lewiston, the widow of Fred Leonard, died at St. Joseph’s Hospital yesterday morning at 3:25 after a long illness. She was 58.
     She had suffered from a heart ailment for 14 years and had been hospitalized several times. She was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital again Thursday.
     Mrs. Leonard lived at the Close In Apartments.
     She was born March 20, 1900, in Putnam County, Mo. She came to Weippe at the age of 4 and lived there for 35 years with the exception of a year in California and two years at Vale, Ore. From 1935 to 1944 she lived at Oroville, Calif., and she had been a Lewiston resident since 1944.
     She was married to Fred Leonard here in September, 1921. He worked as an auto mechanic until he was disabled by wounds suffered in World War I. He died in 1943.
     Mrs. Leonard was a member of the Women of the Moose at Clarkston.
     Her survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Cora May Holben of Clarkston; three sons, Mervin of Orofino, Richard of Clarkston and Ted of Lewiston; three sisters, Mrs. Rebecca Anderson in Iowa, Mrs. Vada Crawford in Missouri and Mrs. Viola Simmons of Lewiston; three brothers, Alva Centers of Selah, Wash., Ira Centers of Orofino and Estel Centers of Portland, 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Brower-Wann Chapel with the Rev. Robert Chamness of the Clarkston First Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial will be at Lewis-Clark Memorial Gardens.

Lewiston Morning Tribune, March 18, 1959
Transcribed by Jill Leonard Nock

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