Leona Bonel

Leona L. Bonel, age 80, of Brooklyn, passed away peacefully at her home Monday, Sept. 4, 2023.

A private memorial service was held for Leona at Kent Church, rural Brooklyn.

Leona Lorene Johnson was born July 9, 1943, in Unionville, Mo., the daughter of Melvin and Dora Ellen Probasco Johnson. She attended Marshalltown College School of Nursing receiving her nursing degree. Leona was united in marriage to Pete Bonel on Dec. 27, 1959, in Unionville, MO. She worked at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown for many years until her retirement.

Leona loved traveling across the country with her family in a car or on a Harley. She was part of the Harley Million Mile Club. She loved spending time with her family and was ready for any adventure when someone walked through the door and said, “let’s go.” Leona enjoyed quilting, her trips to the casino, and spending time with her great-granddaughters.

Above all else, she had a love of taking care of people, especially her family.

Leona is survived by daughters Tena (Carl) Arrington of Dallas, Texas, Dee Brown of Brooklyn; her grandchildren, Jessica (Josh) Paone of Arizona, Amanda (Tyson) Bonel of Brooklyn, Cody (Heather) Brown of Brooklyn; great-grandchildren Tyler and Treyton Paone, Elody Paglia, Nikita and Briella Brown. Also surviving Leona are her sisters Leota Thompson of Columbia, Mo.., Phyllis Pickering of Unionville, and Tammy Hitt of Columbia, Mo..

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her sister Pam Van Buskirk, and son-in-law Ed Brown.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Kent Church, rural Brooklyn. Leona and her family are in the care of Kloster Funeral Home, Brooklyn.

Online condolences: www.klosterfuneralhome.com



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