FREDERICKTOWN — Leona Mae (Robinson) Bryant, 92, of Fredericktown passed away Sunday, April 19, 2009, at Morrow Manor Nursing Center in Chesterville.
She was born Feb. 8, 1917, to the late Clarence and Ava (Randall) Robinson. Leona was a 1936 graduate of Fredericktown High School and later married the late Max W. Bryant in 1942. She was a 70-year member of the Salem United Methodist Church and Wayne Grange. She also belonged to the Golden Times Club, Washington Club and Wayne Grange Auxiliary.
Leona and Max moved to the family farm in 1942 and spent many years together milking cows and raising Shropshire sheep. She enjoyed reading, sewing and spending time with family and visiting with friends who stopped in to say hello. She made yearly trips to the county and state fair to watch the Bryant Family Shropshire tradition. Her favorite memories and stories are of the time spent helping Max prepare for the fairs and shows.
She is survived by her two sons, William (Cathy) Bryant of Fredericktown and Bob (Lynne) Bryant of Mansfield; six grandchildren, Bill Bryant Jr. of Fredericktown, Bruce (Tiffany) Bryant of Grove City, Jamie (Elisa) Bryant of Spring Hill, Tenn., Jason (Haley) Bryant of Mansfield, Ann (Tom) Algire of Fredericktown and Amy Bryant of Fredericktown; seven great-grandchildren, Sean, Braxton, Luke, Jacob, Kennedy, Brylyn and Addilyn; and a sister, Pauline Heller of Fredericktown.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Max Bryant; two brothers, William Robinson and John Robert “Jack” Robinson; and two sisters, Lorilla Snow and Helen Ashcraft.
Friends may call on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to noon at the Salem United Methodist Church. The family will observe a private graveside service. Burial will follow in Forest Cemetery in Fredericktown.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, Wayne Grange or the Salem United Methodist Church and can be left at the funeral home.
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The Snyder Funeral Home of Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of Leona Bryant.