Mount Vernon News
  • Leona Gallagher

  • May 25, 2010

MOUNT VERNON — Leona H. Gallagher, 89, of Mount Vernon died Saturday, May 22, 2010, at the Country Club Retirement Campus in Mount Vernon.

She was born in Knox County on Sept. 4, 1920, the daughter of Louis and Oda (Ross) Gallagher and had spent her lifetime in the Knox County area.

Surviving are her sons, Robert (Denise) Gallagher of Mount Vernon and Ralph R. (Cherie) Gallagher Jr. of Mount Vernon; six grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter.

Besides her parents, Leona was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph R. Gallagher Sr.; a daughter, Joan Veatch; a sister; and three brothers.

Private graveside services will be held at Quaker Cemetery near Fredericktown.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050.

To send an online condolence to the family, visit

The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to have been chosen to serve the family of Leona H. Gallagher.



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