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Leona Mary Yates

Leona Mary Yates

Female 1938 - 2015  (76 years)

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  • Name Leona Mary Yates 
    Born 11 Sep 1938  Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Baptism 9 Apr 1939  Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 13 Apr 2015  Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I30903  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2015 

    Father James N. Yates,   b. 1916, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1968, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Family ID F10183  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family R. Lignore 
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F10186  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Name: Leona Mary Yates Birth Date: 11 Sep 1938 Event Type: Baptism Baptism Date: 9 Apr 1939 Baptism Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Baptism Age: 0 Father Name: James N Yates Mother Name: Mary Yates Denomination: Methodist Organization Name: Siloam United Methodist Church

      Leona Lignore (nee Yates) Age 76, formerly of Southwest Philadelphia, passed away on April 13, 2015 surrounded by the comfort, love, and support of her family. Leona was a strong woman who, with her husband Richard raised a loyal family who always made them proud. Leona graduated in 1956 from John Bartram High School, class of "Cindy". Soon after she and her love Richard were married in a small ceremony at Fort Knox, Kentucky where he was stationed as a soldier in the United States Army after he returned from serving in the Korean War. The young couple returned to Southwest Philadelphia where they raised their growing family. In 1982 they relocated to the Pocono Mountains, where they built their own house by hand. Leona and Rich created a home where their family would make many wonderful memories for years to come. Leona was a hard worker, her formal jobs included helping to start and run the family business, "Twin Builders", and working as a secretary for the Madrid Motel in Wildwood Crest, NJ. Everyone she worked with and all of her customers loved her one of a kind personality. Of all her jobs and titles, her proudest were that of "Mom", "Mom-Mom", and "Great-Mom-Mom". Leona was truly great. She will be remembered as a woman who loved her family fiercely, and her family is honored and proud to have been loved by her. They will all carry their love for her through the rest of their lives. Leona is predeceased by her parents, James and Mary Yates; her sister Judy Yates; and her son, Ricky Lignore. Leona is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Richard Lignore, and 6 children; Debbie (Ray), CindyMarie, Kelli (Joe) Scott (Denise), Shawn (Tracy), and Nicole (Martin). Also surviving are 14 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and 2 brothers, Jim and Donald Yates. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing on Friday April 17th from 10:30am-12noon at the Cavanagh Family Funeral Home, 301 Chester Pike, Norwood PA; immediately followed by her funeral service at 12 noon.