Funeral services and a Mass of Christian Burial for Margaret A. Leonard, 62, a resident of Bettendorf, will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 4097 18th St., Bettendorf.
Burial will take place in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. at the Halligan McCabe DeVries Funeral Home. There will be a prayer service.
Margaret died Saturday, March 20, 2010, surrounded by her loving family, following a courageous battle with brain and lung cancer.
Margaret Alice Ebertowski was born on Oct. 9, 1947 in Davenport, the only child born to Gehard and Charlotte M. (Longstreth) Ebertowski. She was a 1965 graduate of West High School. Margaret was united in marriage to Roy Leonard on Dec. 31, 1966 at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, Davenport.
Margaret was employed by Wagners Printers for 18 years until their closing in 1995.
She was a member of St. John Vianney Catholic Church. Her life revolved around her husband, children, and grandchildren. When diagnosed with cancer almost three years ago, Margaret was motivated by setting various goals. Recently, she reached her final goal of being in attendance of her grandchildren’s first Communion.
Margaret had a green thumb; she enjoyed tending to her flower garden, and being outside. She also loved to cook and decorate her home for the holidays, her favorite time of the year.
Memorials may be made to Genesis Hospice or the Handicapped Development Center.
Margaret is survived by her husband of over 43 years, Roy; daughter and son-in-law, Kristine and Larry Ratigan and their children, Nicholas and Jordan, Davenport; son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey and Sarah Leonard and their children, Madeline and Claire, Davenport, and son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Jackie Leonard and their children, Matthew and Hope, Bettendorf; and her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Eber and Ruth Leonard, Bettendorf.
She was preceded in death by her parents. The family would like to thank Dr. David Mercer and his staff for the care they showed Margaret, and to all who have given their time and compassion these last few years, especially her good neighbor, Carolyn Swart. Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed by visiting Margaret’s obituary at www.hmdfuneralhome.com.