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Leona A. Joellenbeck

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Leona A. Joellenbeck

Mrs. Leona Joellenbeck of Okawville, departed this life in the Friendship Manor Health Care Center in Nashville, on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 10:30 P.M. She had attained the age of 83 years, 11 months and 20 days.

Leona was born in Stone Church, on March 30, 1932 the daughter of William F. and Edna (nee Runge) Brammeier. She was united in marriage to Roland W. Joellenbeck in the St. Peter United Church of Christ in Stone Church on May 18, 1952 and he preceded her in death on February 24, 1991.

Mrs. Joellenbeck was a homemaker and she had also worked at the Roland Barkau Memorial Golf Course in Okawville. She was a faithful member of the St. Peter United Church of Christ in Okawville where she was an active member of the Women’s Guild and had served on numerous church committees. Leona and Roland also volunteered to help in the planning and design of the new front portico that was added on to St. Peter’s. Leona enjoyed playing golf and played in both the Okawville and Nashville Ladies Golf League. She was also a former member of the Okawville American Legion Auxiliary.

Left to mourn her passing are her two sons, Rick Joellenbeck and wife Alice of Mascoutah, and Scott Joellenbeck and wife Becky of Champaign; four grandchildren, Sara Montague and husband Rob, Malia Joellenbeck, Megan Mingie and husband Aaron and Trevor Joellenbeck; two great grandchildren, Emma Mingie and Logan Montague; a brother, Roy Brammeier and wife Betty of Nashville; a sister, Dolores Matzenbacher and husband David of Okawville; a sister-in-law, Mildred Barkau of Okawville; numerous nieces and nephews as well as a host of friends.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents.

In accordance with Mrs. Joellenbeck’s wishes, cremation was performed.

A memorial service will be held at the St. Peter United Church of Christ in Okawville on Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Jeffrey Schwab officiating. Interment of ashes will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call at the Campagna Funeral Home in Okawville on Friday from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. and again on Saturday from 8:00 A.M. until 9:00 A.M. then at the church on Saturday from 10:00 A.M. until the service hour.

Should friends desire, memorials may be made to the St. Peter’s Building Fund for the Education Building or to the Washington County Relay for Life and will be accepted by the Campagna Funeral Home.

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