Robina Leonard of Perry


Robina Leonard, 83, of Guthrie Center and formerly of Perry passed away Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, at the New Homestead in Guthrie Center, Iowa.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, Sept. 24 at 5 p.m. at the Carris Family Funeral Home in Perry. Visitation will be prior to the service Sunday, Sept. 24 from 2-4:30 p.m. at the Carris Family Funeral Home in Perry. A private family graveside will be at the Violet Hill Cemetery in Perry at a later date.

Memorials will be given to her family and may be left at the Carris Family Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent at

Robina Jeanette Leonard was born May 2, 1934, near Adel, Iowa, to Alton Linn and Beulah Adel (Theobald) Royer.

She attended Country School and then graduated from Washington Township School with the class of 1953. After graduating, she attended McPherson College at McPherson, Kan.

She was united in marriage to Gary Lee Leonard at Panther Creek Church of the Brethren June 1, 1956.

She taught at Washington Township School and later worked in the dietary department at Dallas County Hospital.

She was a member of the Panther Creek Church of the Brethren and the Iowa Angus Auxiliary.

She enjoyed going to craft shows, gardening and raising chickens. She especially enjoyed sewing for her family and repairing jeans for her grandchildren.

In death she rejoins her husband, Gary Leonard; and parents, Alton and Beulah Royer.

Left to cherish Robina’s memory are her daughters, LaRoyce (Terry) Kress of Redfield and Lynnette (Randy) Hughes (Randy) of Bagley; five grandchildren, Justin (Dea) Kress, Tyler Kress, Ashley Kress, Courtney Hughes and Cody Hughes and fiancé Dawn; two great-grandchildren, Hunter and Shay Kress’ her sister, Linda (Don) Fairchild of McPherson, Kan.; and several nieces and nephews.


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