Phyllis Elaine (EMERY) LEONARD

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Phyllis Emery Leonard at time of graduation from Tuscarora Valley High School in 1943.
Contributed by rkohler3 on 1/16/11 - Image Year: 1943

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Phyllis Elaine Leonard, 89, formerly of Port Royal, died 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, at Locust Grove Retirement Village, Mifflin.

Phyllis was born on Nov. 14, 1925, in Port Royal, to the late Leonard and Hazel (Smith) Emery. She married Charles E. (Ed) Leonard on Feb. 23, 1951, who preceded her in death on July 9, 2010.

She is survived by two sons: Stephen G. Leonard and wife, Holly, of Millerstown, and I. Andrew Leonard, of Port Royal, and one daughter, Jill Leonard-Perez and husband, Rafael Perez-Bravo, of Mifflintown; five grandchildren, Carrie Whelpley and husband, Jayson, Beth Graybill and husband, Matt, Ashley Maneval and husband, Ryan, Andres Perez and wife, Adrienne, and Clarissa Perez; and six great-grandchildren Sofia and Micaiah Whelpley, Brianna and Janelle Graybill and Kara and Emma Maneval; and one sister Alice Parsons, of Port Royal.

She was preceded in death by one sister Patricia Schindler.

Phyllis graduated from Tuscarora Valley High School, Port Royal, in 1943. She was a homemaker and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. As a life-long member of the Port Royal Presbyterian Church, she served as a deacon, choir member, Sunday school teacher and member of the Victory Class. She was also a member of the Mifflin Chapter No. 260 of the Order of the Eastern Star for more than 50 years.

Phyllis enjoyed reading, crocheting, attending concerts, swimming and traveling to New Mexico. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family.

A viewing will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, at Rex Funeral Home, 308 Market Street, Port Royal. The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, at the Port Royal Presbyterian Church, Port Royal, with the Rev. Crystal M. Lyde and the Rev. Gary Krabill officiating.

Interment will be at Old Church Hill Cemetery, Port Royal.

For those who desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Port Royal Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 387, Port Royal, PA 17802.

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Contributed by rkohler3 on 8/13/19 - Image Year: 1943
Contributed by rkohler3 on 11/12/10 - Image Year: 1944
Helen Graham Beers, Frances Gilson Lindemuth, Phyllis Emery Leonard (Photo contributed by Ralph and Jill Perez)
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TVHS CLASS OF 1943 HOLDS 60 YEAR REUNION JUNE 7, 2003 - Attending: (seated) Tom Snyder, (Front Row Standing) Arlene (Page) Peters, Helen (Graham) Beers, Edie (Dentler) Stouffer, Anabel (Fettig) Conn; (Back Row) Grover Wolfgang, Jr., Paul Fleck, Bob Gilson, Phyllis (Emery) Leonard, Earl Brackbill
Contributed by rkohler3 on 2/24/13 - Image Year: 1940
Jane Book discovered a large snake on the property of Albert Sarver on Milford St. and called her brother, Walter McCahan to the scene with his shot gun. With two shots he succeeded in killing the reptile. This snake measured more than 8 feet in length and had escaped from a carnival show recently at the fair. Phyllis Emery is 5th person from the left.

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