Leona Schweighart

Leona Schweighart

SAVOY – Leona Schweighart, 99, of Savoy, but formerly of Pesotum, passed away at 3:48 p.m. Monday (May 6, 2013) at Presence Covenant Medical Center in Urbana.

There was a funeral service at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at Owens Funeral Home, 101 N. Elm St., Champaign, with the visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in Pesotum.

Leona attended Villa Grove schools, graduating from Villa Grove High School in 1931.

She married George Schweighart on Feb. 15, 1936, in Tuscola. He preceded her in death on Jan. 29, 1991.

Survivors include a daughter, Diane (Dickie) Schwabe of Lake Mattoon; two grandchildren, Rick (Mindy) Schwabe and Terri Smith of Tolono; two great-grandchildren, Jacob (Jami) Smith of Pesotum and Courtney Smith of Tolono; and two sisters, Betty Klaus of Arthur and Dorothy Brooks of Rankin.

She was preceded in death by three brothers and six sisters.

Leona was a 65-year member of the American Legion Auxiliary and served as the president of the Pesotum Legion five times, Champaign County Council and 19th District. She was also a volunteer at the Veterans Affairs Illiana Health Care System in Danville and served as chapeau for Champaign County Salon 231.

Memorials may be sent to the Urbana American Legion Auxiliary.

Condolences may be offered at www.owensfuneralhomes.com.