Joan Leckrone

Joan Leckrone

June 05, 1927 ‐ May 12, 2022
Joan Leckrone
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio Resided In: North Olmsted, Ohio Visitation: May 15, 2022 Service: May 16, 2022 Cemetery: Chestnut Grove Cemetery

Joan Leckrone (nee Townsend) age 94, Beloved wife of the late William Leckrone. Cherished mother of Gloria (Gary) Swerling, Nancy (Gary) Kinzy, David, Donald (Cathy), Janet (Michael) Corbitt, Laura (Steven) Szabo, Judy (Scott) Hanson, Thomas (Laura) and Holly (Kirk Roda). Loving Grandma of Wendy, Lisa, Amy, Kelly, Ryan, Michael, Vanessa, Mitchell, Brian, Eric, Alison, Parker, Michaela, Natalia, Hannah, Peter, Christopher, Mindy, Jacob, Hannah, Esme, Iden and Solomon and great-grandmother of 20. Sister of Jane Schlosser and the late Wayne, Colin , Del Townsend and Kay Anderson. Aunt to many nieces and nephews.

Joan and Bill were high school sweethearts, marrying in 1948 and shared 69 beautiful years of marriage.  Family has always come first for Joan.   She enjoyed sewing, baking, and gardening.  Joan spent many evenings listening to the call of her favorite baseball team, the Cleveland Indians.  While living in 3 different communities, she was very active in her church, not only worship, but with crafts, book club and serving dinners.  Joan’s trademark smile would light up a room, and you instantly knew that you were welcomed, accepted and loved.

Funeral service to be held Monday, May  16, 2022  at 1:30 pm at North Olmsted United Methodist Church, 4600 Dover Center Road, North Olmsted, 44070. Family and friends will be received on Sunday from 2-4 pm at Jenkins Funeral Chapel, 2914 Dover Center Road, Westlake. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to North Olmsted United Methodist Church

Guest Comments

William M Bekoscke

what a wonderful life... Joan your a beautiful lady and now a beautiful are special

Pandora Homer

I am so sad to hear this. Mrs. Leckrone was my second mother growing up, as Holly and I were basically inseparable. She was always baking and smiling and teaching us things. She put up with us through our terrible teenage years! She was a beautiful person, inside and out, and raised an amazing family with Bill. My heart goes out to all.

Terry Bottomlee
Olmsted Falls zoh

Such a loving and kind couple who raised a large, loving and beautiful family. May they Rest In Peace together once again.

Sandy Sabol

My deepest condolences Laura to you and your family

Ray and Diane Plogger
North Olmsted OH

Such a sweet lady! Ray and I, as well as my parents, thought so highly of both Bill and Joan. Couldn't ask for a nicer couple of people :)

Sharon Sanker
Olmsted Falls, Oh

A smile that showed so much love and a blessing to her family

carole b

In loving memory of Joan: 9 trees will be planted in a National Forest to honor the memory of a strong, beautiful woman.

Marlene Dirksen
Cleveland, Ohio

I remember the first Sunday Bill and Joan came to NOUMC.
Both were full of smiles and very friendly.
Bill often commented to me that he preferred the hymn tunes and variations I played for our services.
Blessings to all of her family members.