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Betty L Leonard, 97 of Watseka

Betty L Leonard, 97 of Watseka passed away on January 25, 2022 at her home. She was born August 20, 1924 in Pittwood to Clarence L and Edith (Starkey) Wall. She attended school in Pittwood and Donovan High School and graduated in 1939. Betty married Raymond J. Leonard in Watseka on August 6, 1955 and he preceded her in death on July 26, 2002. She lived and farmed north of Watseka along with her husband until her death. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by one son- Bruce Leonard who died in infancy; her parents; one brother- Wayne Wall and his wife, Joyce; one nephew-Frances Rabideau; and one niece in law- Carolyn Rabideau.

Betty is survived by five nephews and nieces- Jerry Rabideau of Watseka, Diane (Merle) Theile of Watseka, Paula Wall Duis of Champaign, Sue Wall of Bloomfield IN, and Tom (Charlotte) Wall of Hopedale, IL; niece in law- Janet Rabideau; along with several great nieces and nephews and her special caretaker- Auggie.

Betty worked at Western Condenser on the assembly line for thirteen years and was very active in the Home Bureau for many years. She was also a member of The Fun Club, a group of neighborhood woman who met once a month for lunch and games. For many years she and Ray had a trailer along the Iroquois River near Plato Bridge where they spent much of their time.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday January 29, 2022 at 2:00 pm at the Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka with Fr. Michael Powell officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Watseka.

Memorials may be made to Iroquois Memorial Hospice.

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