Leona Irene Wilkins

April 27, 2021

Leona Irene Wilkins, of Greenfield, Missouri, departed this life on Sunday, April 25, 2021, at the age of 95.

She was born on October 9, 1925 in Dade County, Missouri, to Bryan Jefferson and Goldie Mae (Gilmore) Lovely. Leona graduated from Greenfield High School in 1944. She was united in marriage to Richard Lee Wilkins on October 24, 1947.

Leona was a gracious lady and a friend to all. Her favorite day was Friday when her daughter, Linda, took her to Backwoods for lunch. She loved hanging out with her buddies there. In summer months, hummingbirds kept her smiling while sitting on her swing on the patio. Leona will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Bryan and Goldie Lovely; and her husband, Richard Wilkins.

Survivors include two children, Linda Getty and Bobby Wilkins; four grandchildren: Heather Wagner, Holly Fifer, Cathy Derrick, and Michael East; seven great-grandchildren: Chantry Divine, Alisha East, Triston Stone, Mikayla East, Bryce Wagner, Brooklyn Wagner, and Autumn Fifer; three great-great-grandchildren, Mattie, Mason, and McCoy; and also numerous other thoughtful relatives and friends.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, May 3, 2021, at Pleasant Grove Cemetery. The family received friends on Sunday afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Greenfield Funeral Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Online condolences may be shared at www.greenfieldfuneralchapel.com. Services were under the care of Greenfield Funeral Chapel.