Margaret Leonard

Godfrey |

Margaret Ann (Wathen) Leonard, 88, went to be with the Lord at 3:24 pm Monday, August 16, 2010 at her residence, in Godfrey.

She was born on September 3, 1921 in Madison, Illinois, daughter of the late Raymond & Bertha (Knight) Wathen.

Margaret graduated from Madison High School and St. Joseph’s School of Nursing.  She worked as a nurse at various locations including the Alton Box Board Company.

She married Joseph (Bud) Leonard in Alton, IL.  They lived in Alton until their retirement in San Benito, TX, where they remained for 15 years until returning to Godfrey.  He preceded her in death, in 1996.

She is survived by two sons, J. Raymond & Pat Leonard of Godfrey and Terry L. & Karen Leonard of Mission, TX; six grandchildren, Kim Menke of Godfrey, Jennifer Olsson of Collinsville, Joseph Leonard of McAllen, TX, Terence Leonard of San Antonio, TX, Kathleen Leonard of Los Angeles, CA and Sarah Leonard of Mission, TX; five great grandchildren, Brennan and Noah Menke and Hannah, Carsten and Abbi Olsson and two brothers,  Raymond (Bud) Wathen and John (Jack) Wathen.

Preceded in death by her parents; husband; and brothers and sisters, Fr. Harry Wathen, Mary Byrne, Marcella Mone, Helen Doren, Josephine Stephenson, Rita Horton, Jeannie Kupps and  Robert Wathen,.

Visitation will be from 9:00 am until funeral mass at 10:00 am on Friday, August 20, 2010 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Jim Walther O.M.V. officiating. 

Burial will be on Wednesday August 25, 2010 at San Luis Rey Mission in  Oceanside, California.

Memorials may be given to St. Mary’s Catholic School at 519 E. 4th St. Alton, IL 62002.

An online tribute and guest book may also be found at

Obit Provided By:
Staten, Fine & Burke Funeral Home

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