Leona Jay Obituary

Leona L. Jay
Leona L. Jay
Leona L. Jay

September 9, 1922 - February 10, 2012
Born in Brooklyn, IA
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Leona L. Jay, 89, died Friday, February 10, 2012 at Trinity Center at Luther Park in Des Moines. A graveside service will be held 1:00 pm, Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at Masonic Cemetery.

Leona was born September 9, 1922 to Walter and Olive Mae (Parsons) Buck in Brooklyn, Iowa. She had lived in Ottumwa, Winterset and Des Moines. In December of 1940 she married Robert Edward Jay. Leona worked in the cosmetics department of Younkers for many years.

Memberships included the First Christian Church of Ottumwa and Winterset, Grand Lodge Lady Auxiliary and Eastern Star. Leona taught crafts at nursing homes and volunteered to staff hospital gift shops. She enjoyed coordinating the annual Eastern Star garage sale.

Survivors include her daughter, Karen "Sue" (Richard) Timeon of Des Moines; grandson, Kim Day of Winterset; brother, Marvin (Harriett) Buck of Ankeny and four nieces and nephews. Leona was preceded in death by her husband, sister, Letha Blair, brother, Lee Buck and sister-in-law, Jean Buck.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Iowa Health Hospice 11333 Aurora Avenue, Urbandale, Iowa 50322.

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Graveside Service
Masonic Cemetery
1550 48th Street
Des Moines, IA 50311
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
1:00 PM
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Masonic Cemetery
1550 48th Street
Des Moines, IA 50311
Tuesday, February 14, 2012