In lieu of flowers family request memorials to Shriners Hospital.
Betty LaRece Leonberger, 94, of Owensville, Mo., passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019, at Phelps County Regional Hospital in Rolla.
She was born on Dec. 1, 1925, to Alice (Jacobsen) Wheeler in South Dakota.
She was united in marriage to Harry E. Leonberger on Dec. 31, 1944, in St. Louis.
Betty enjoyed traveling, reading, making quilts and putting together puzzles. She had a great love for her collies.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Alice Wheeler and husband, Harry Leonberger.
She is survived by her daughter, Betty Whitaker and husband Gene of Bland; grandchildren, Tammy Leach and husband Chris of Warrenton and Christine Orlando of Bland; great-grandchildren, Kym Orlando, Stephen Leach and wife Kristen, Ashley Workman, Michael Orlando, Hollyanne Reel and husband Levi; and great, great-grandchildren, Nathaniel, Layla, Miya, Gauge, Kiera, Oliver, Quinten, Aubree and Olivia.
Visitation will be held on Monday, Dec. 30 from 9-11 a.m. at Gottenstroeter Chapel in Owensville.
Funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel with Rev. Kevin Sullivan officiating. Burial will be in Lakewood Park Cemetery in St. Louis.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials to Shriners Hospital.
The family would like to thank Victorian Place in Owensville for their great care and concern that they have given her while her stay there.