Leon, Mary Ruth (Cleveland)

Thursday, March 21, 2019
Mary Leon
Mary Leon

Mary Ruth Leon, 88, of Cleveland, passed away on Monday evening, March 18, 2019, at her residence.

She loved exercising and being outdoors gardening flowers. She was a hairdresser for many years and was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Leon; parents, Clarence and Lilian Mae Smith; brothers, Paul and Ben Smith; and sisters, Linda Hollums and Geneva Miller.

Survivors include her significant other, Ed Cooley of Cleveland; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other extended family also survive.

A celebration of life and homegoing for Mary Ruth Leon will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 22, at the Grissom Memorial Chapel with Brother Ronnie Pearson officiating. Interment will follow in Hilcrest Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 12-2 p.m. on Friday prior to the funeral hour.


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