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Genevieve Helen Leonard

October 8, 1919 — October 11, 2017

Genevieve Helen Leonard, the daughter of Daniel J. and Letitia (McConnell) Rodgers was born October 8, 1919, in Queens, New York. She entered eternal rest Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at Corning Specialty Care, Corning, Iowa, at the age of ninety-eight years and three days.
Genevieve graduated from the City of New York Jamaica High School, New York, with the class of 1937. Genevieve obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree from Queens College in 1941. She was on both the tennis and swim teams while attending college.
Genevieve was a teacher prior to her marriage to Robert T. Leonard in December 1945. A son Kevin was born to bless this union. Bob was a Lt. Col. in the US Army and they moved frequently. Kevin would say he was enrolled in 17 different schools by the time he graduated from high school. Gen managed all the family challenges associated with moving 17 times. After retirement, Bob worked for GE in Philadelphia where they lived for 22 years. She then moved to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, in 2006 and eventually moved to Corning with her daughter-in-law in 2014. She will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her. She was a former member of the Isaac Jogues Catholic Church in Wayne, Pennsylvania.
Left to cherish Genevieve’s memory is her daughter-in-law: Janice Mercer Leonard, Corning, Iowa; granddaughter: Ashley Leonard Grace, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.
Preceding Genevieve in death were her parents; husband: Robert; son: Kevin; brother: John Rodgers; sisters: Anna Rogers; Marian Solan; Patricia Warner.

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