Leona Ruth Willard
Leona Ruth Willard
Graveside services for Leona Ruth Willard, 82, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 14, 2021 at Howell Memorial Park Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mrs. Willard passed away at 10:59 p.m., Monday, May 10, 2021, at her daughter’s home. Her daughter, granddaughters and great-granddaughters were at her side.
She was born February 28, 1939, at Birtha, Missouri, to Everett Driskell and Nellie Trail Driskell. On August 11, 1956, she was married to Norman Willard, who preceded her in death on March 30, 1994. Before her retirement, Leona worked at International Shoe Factory for sixteen years. She was a member of Curry Street Church of Christ.
She is survived by her daughter, Tammy Willard Barnes; one brother, Doin Driskell and wife, Linda; one brother-in-law, Junior Hunt and wife, Vonda; one niece, Pam Sletten and husband, Neil; one nephew, Randy Hunt and wife, Karen; three grandchildren, Amy Lipford and husband, Marcus, Eric Brown and wife, Rachel, and Mindy Ipock and husband, Ron; and twelve great-grandkids, Courtney, Maddie, Abby and Tori Lipford, Drew Brown, Hayley Ross, Kourtnee McDaniel, Hunter Ipock, Broc, Brylee, Natalie and Toby Barnes; and her best friend, Elsie Kosemond.
Her parents, husband, Norman Willard, son-in-law, Roger Barnes, one sister, Jean Hunt, one brother, Donald Driskell and one nephew, Brian Driskell, preceded her in death.
Memorial contributions may be made to Curry Street Church of Christ and may be left at or mailed to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 West Main, West Plains, MO 65775.
Hassel and Alice Vandergriff
May 12, 2021 @ 6:20 am
We are sorry to learn of Leona’s passing. May God bless and comfort her loved ones.
May 12, 2021 @ 8:44 am
Thank you. She is no longer hurting.
May 12, 2021 @ 9:07 am
Tammy and family,
So sorry to hear of your mother’s/Grandmother’s passing.
May she rest in peace.
Cherish her memory.
Kathy ( Bray-Cozort) Beaty
Lea Cozort’s mom
May 12, 2021 @ 10:25 am
Tammy I am so sorry for you and your family,She was one sweet lady.prayers for you in the days to come.
May 12, 2021 @ 8:32 pm
Thank you Aunt Jeannie for you message.
May 12, 2021 @ 7:36 pm
Tammy, Amy/Marcus and Abby/Tori,
We want to extend our deepest sympathy to all of you on the passing of Leona. She always was very friendly, had a smile on her face, and adored children too. We will miss her! During this difficult time may God encourage, comfort, strengthen, and give each of you peace. We will be keeping all of you in our daily prayers/thoughts. May God bless all of you.
In Christian Love,
Tim, Amber(Cozort), and Corby Redburn
May 12, 2021 @ 8:30 pm
Thank you so very much. We got to spend the last 3 days together, cherish them forever.
May 13, 2021 @ 10:31 am
Tammy, thinking of you at this difficult time. My heart breaks for you. Love and prayers, Deb
May 13, 2021 @ 1:50 pm
Thanks Debbie. I am sad but I know she is no longer hurting.
Craig and Sherri Cromer
May 13, 2021 @ 7:57 pm
Tammy and family so sorry for your loss
May 15, 2021 @ 10:08 am
Thank you. She is no longer suffering.