Obituary: Leona DeuthLeona Mae Deuth died on Tuesday, August 14, 2012, at the Sanford Worthington Medical Center
Leona Mae Deuth, 89, was born on July 23, 1923, in Worthington, MN, the daughter of Bert and Ida Mae Philp (Stowe) Ross. She attended school in Worthington and was a graduate of Worthington Senior High School. Leona married Vernon Robert Deuth on September 21, 1940, in Sanborn, IA. She was a member of the Worthington Christian Church since birth. Leona was also a member of the Gordians, the Hospital Auxiliary, and a volunteer reader for grade school children at Prairie Elementary School. Leona died on Tuesday, August 14, 2012, at the Sanford Worthington Medical Center.
Leona is survived by her children, Bonnie Lea Chisum of San Francisco, CA, Margaret “Peggi” Ilene (Steve) Crow of Frisco, TX, Judy JoAnn Martens of Sacramento, CA, Kathryn “Kaye” Ellen Frazier and Daniel Kielas of Rosemount, MN, Jayne Kristine Deuth of Eden Prairie, MN, and Vernon Troy (Suzie) Deuth of Lancaster, CA; grandchildren, Mark Chisum, Kim McHenry, Stephen Sodemann, Lauren Rosson Crow, Shawna (Josh) Chrisman, Chad (Brenda) Young, Kristin Herrmann, T.J. Deuth, and Destinie (Matt) Schwarzenbach; great grandchildren, Ty Chisum, J.R. Sodemann, Jessica Sodemann, Ryan Sodemann, Josiah Chrisman, Elyse Chrisman, Chelsa Muna, Kiana Young, Alisha Young, Hatsumi Young, Miyuki Young, and Ross Young; great great grandchildren, Xian Muna, Shiloh Muna, Jonathan Young, and Akimi Young, and many dear nieces and nephews. She was blessed with many wonderful friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband and three brothers, Daryl Ivan Parker, Kenneth Stephen Parker, and Merle Dwain Ross.
Memorial services will be held on Thursday, September 6, 2012, at 11:00 a.m., at the Worthington Christian Church, with Pastor Ron Ahlgren officiating. Private family burial will be held prior to the service in the Worthington Cemetery.
Benson Funeral Home in Worthington is in charge of the arrangements.