Sylvia Ruth Leonard

June 20, 1940 ~ May 8, 2020 (age 79)


Sylvia Ruth Leonard, 79, of Greenup and formerly of Newton, IL. passed away at 10:43 am on May 8, 2020 at Mattoon Rehab and Health Care in Mattoon, IL.

Private family services will be held. Burial will be in the Hunt Cemetery. The Barkley Funeral Chapel in Greenup, IL is assisting the family.

Sylvia was born in Harrisonburg, VA on June 20, 1940 to Donald & Maxine (Crabbe) Eibling. She married John Leonard on July 26, 1957 and he preceded her in death in 1991. Surviving is her children Taianne (Harold) Newkirk of Yale, John Leonard Jr. of Rose Hill, Randy Leonard of Newton, David (Christie) Leonard of Magnolia, TX and Don Leonard formerly of Newton; brother F. Don Eibling; grandchildren Shannon (Chris) Ferguson, Cindy (Matt) Borgic, John (Tabatha) Newkirk, Jesse Leonard, Hope Metz, Dillon Leonard and Cole Leonard; 13 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter Bonnie Leonard; one brother; two sisters and one granddaughter Amanda Leonard in 2017.

Sylvia was a homemaker and was a member of the Cummins Church. Memorials can be to the Cummins Church. Online condolences can be expressed at

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