Leona M. Morrow Obituary

Leona M.  Morrow
Leona M. Morrow

March 23, 1920 - August 19, 2021
Born in Birmingham, Alabama
Resided in Des Moines, Iowa
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Leona Morrow, 101, died Thursday, August 19, 2021. Services will be private for the family.

Leona Morrow was born on March 23. 1920 in Birmingham, Alabama to Willie Morrow and Candace (McShan) Morrow. She was the third born of their four children: Rosa Lee, Albert, and the youngest Leroy. She attended Gary Ensley Elementary School and Westfield High School. Shortly after graduating from high school, she moved to St. Louis to live with a family member before eventually moving permanently to Des Moines, IA to live and work with her aunt.

Once she gained secure employment as a cook for a local doctor, she sent for her children: Joyce, Willie Albert, Harold, Eldridge,and Faith. Eventually, Leona went on to work for Mercy Hospital as a dietician where she was a creative and dedicated employee for 30+ years. Leona's love and compassion for children led her to participate in the Foster Grandparent for many years after her retirement.

Leona's love and dedication to her family is testimony to a life that was well-lived. We will miss Leona here on earth but we celebrate the legacy of love and commitment to family that lives in her children Joyce, Willie Albert, and Faith, her grandchildren,Karen, Adrienne, Michael, Troy, Audrey, and Tyrone, and her many great-grandchildren.

We love you, Mother, Grandmommy, GiGi. You will be with us always.