Leona Lasswell

Leona LasswellLeona M. Lasswell, 86, of Lewistown died at 2 a.m. Nov. 22, 2007, at Graham Hospital extended care in Canton.

She was born July 29, 1921, in Bernadotte, the daughter of Charles E. Sr. and Evelyn M. Smith Rowe. She married Ray W. Lasswell on Nov. 29, 1940, in Palmyra, Mo. He died Oct. 17, 1997.

Surviving are three daughters, Beverly (and Verne) Liddle of Canton, Karen (and Bob) Atwater and Janice (and Ron) DeFord, both of Lewistown; two brothers, Leon “Pete” (and Sylvia) Rowe of Havana and Charles Jr. (and Doris) Rowe of Lewistown; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was a homemaker. She was a member of Illinois Street Christian Church in Lewistown.

Services were held Monday at Henry-Lange Memorial Home in Lewistown with Rev. Ray Greenfield officiating. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery in Lewistown.

Memorials may be made to Spoon River Hospice of Graham Hospital or the Arthritis Foundation.

Condolences may be sent to www.henrylange.com.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 11/28/2007