She was born in Glens Falls on February 12, 1929, the daughter of the late John William Leppard and Geneva LaFarr Leppard.
Leona was the loving wife for over sixty years to Winfred Allen Collins who predeceased her.
Leona’s life was filled with children, grandchildren, travel and sports.
Her travels included nearly all of the United States and Europe. For over twenty years she was a semi-pro bowler, and in her youth, she played softball. In the 1960’s and 70’s Leona was a professional wedding cake baker.
A very warm and attentive mother, she leaves behind two children: Ronald W. (Jan) Collins of Hebron, NH and Michael E. (Jennifer Irwin) Collins of Argyle; as well as two grandchildren: Christopher I.V.M. Collins of Bellingham, MA and Sean M.D. (Susan Johnson) Collins of Northumberland; three great grandchildren; Zanthius, Eban and Accalia Collins.
She was one of fourteen children of which two sisters, Dorothy Leppard of Fort Edward and Donna Bohlman of Hudson Falls, remain.
Viewing will be at the Carleton Funeral Home in Hudson Falls, NY from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, December 18, 2017, with services immediately following.
The Rite of Committal will be held in the spring at St. Mary’s Cemetery in the town of Fort Edward.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation to a charity of your choice and be kind to all.