In memory of

Hope Leonard

February 9, 1921 - February 22, 2019
From: Sac City, IA
Hope Leonard

Hope Leonard

Born: February 9, 1921
Died: February 22, 2019
Age: 98
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   Hope Leonard, age 98, of Sac City, IA, passed away on Friday, February 22, 2019, at Loring Hospital in Sac City.  Hope Maurine Lovrien was born on a farm near Laurens, IA, on February 9, 1921, to Emma F. (Zeman) Lovrien and George H. Lovrien.  She was the fourth daughter of a family of nine children.
   She graduated from Linn Grove Consolidated School and attended Buena Vista College earning her teacher’s degree.  Later, she furthered her education by attending Denver University in Colorado and Drake University in Iowa.  She taught school in Bradgate, Rutland, Greenville and Sac City.
   In November of 1943, Hope was married to Carl W. Peterson, who was killed six months later in Italy serving his country in World War II.
   While teaching in Sac City she met and married Wm. Theodore (Ted) Leonard and to this union three children were born: William George, Rebecca Jean, and Bryan Jay.  It was heart-breaking when Bryan acquired a-plastic anemia and passed away ten days before his 7th birthday.   She enjoyed caring for her home and family keeping busy cooking, cleaning, gardening, caring for her flowers, sewing, and crafts of various kinds.  Hope always looked forward to the family vacation each summer and helping others.
   She was an active member of the United Methodist Church.  She and Ted were married in that church and had 57 years together before he passed away in December of 2007.
   Survivors include her son: William (Bill) George Leonard and fiancée, Mary Archambalt; daughter Rebecca (Becky) Jean Leonard-Shull and husband Bob Shull; grandson Ross Cameron Leonard of Lytton, IA.  Other survivors include her sisters: Gladys Zwiefel of Spirit Lake, IA, Helen Porter of Spencer, IA, and Shirley (Ray) Ohrtman of Spencer, IA; her brothers: Glenn (Pat) Lovrien of Hemet, CA, and Bob Lovrien or Rockford, IL; many nieces, nephews, and extended family members.
   Hope was preceded in death by her son Bryan; husbands Carl and Ted; her parents; and three sisters: Inez Lauritsen, Ruth Lovrien, and Alice Carlson.

Memorial Service:
11:00 a.m., Friday
March 1, 2019
United Methodist Church
Sac City, Iowa
Reverend Missy Brown
Prior to Service:
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
United Methodist Church
Sac City, Iowa
Oakland Cemetery
Sac City, Iowa


Friday, March 1, 2019 at 12:33 PM
“I was sad to hear about Hope.I know how hard it is to loose your last parent.Nothing like a motherís love.I have many good memories with your mom as a child.May god give you comfort in these time.Keep those memories and keep them close to your heart.”
- Larry Hasek
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 4:02 PM
“Becky and Bill - our sincere condolences....and thanks for sharing the tribute pictures. Funny how at times each young sister's facial expressions have carried through life - great memories. Have to admit, just don't remember either of your parent as gray.....even seeing your mother a few months ago.....still brown-black hair in my eyes. Take care.
- James Carlson
Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 8:42 PM
“I am sorry for your loss. A mother's love is a quiet love forever in the heart. May she rest in peace. ”
- Esther Drey
Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 10:43 AM
“My condolences to the family. May the God of all comfort sustain you during this difficult time. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4; John 5:28,29)”
- WA
Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 10:43 AM
“My sympathy to everyone in the family. Prayers!”
- Rose Harjes
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