M. Leona Bryan

M. Leona Bryan, 85, Altoona, died Sunday at her residence. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late George and Thelma (Utley) Hannon. She married Charles J. “Chuck” Bryan on July 24, 1948, in Altoona. He preceded her in death on May 7, 2002.

Surviving are a son: Charles J. (Julie) Bryan II of Altoona; two daughters: Sharon (Don) McDonough of Houston, Texas, and Linda (Larry) Greene of Altoona; four grandchildren: Christina Rispoli, Nathan and Jordan Bryan and Kristen Beck; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Gretchen.

Leona was a 1946 graduate of Altoona Area High School. She had worked at Kranich’s Jewelers and later served as jewelry department manager at JC Penney.

Leona was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She enjoyed going to movies, skating and picnics.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, at The Stevens Mortuary Inc., 1421 Eighth Ave., Altoona, where a vigil for the deceased will be held. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Committal will be at Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of Leona.