Marlene L (Civils) Leonard

April 21, 1937 - June 19, 2019


Marlene L. Leonard, 82, Altoona, passed away Wednesday at Hillview Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born in Grand Rapids, Mich., daughter of the late Kenneth and Louise (Kachele) Civils. On Nov. 5, 1955, she married her husband of 66 years, the late Robert “Jake” O. Leonard.

Surviving are two sons: David, of London, United Kingdom, and Brian, with his wife, Tracy (Sensabaugh) of Altoona; two beloved grandchildren: Tara and Matthew; a sister, Donna, with husband, William Wilt; a brother, Robert Civils of Altoona; as well as many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers: Gerald and Earl “Pete”; and a sister, June Green.

Marlene was a 1955 graduate of Altoona High School and retired from the Allegheny Lutheran Home.

A member of St. James Lutheran Church, she was a generous soul, an amazing mother and grandmother, a great cook and an avid flower lover. She most enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

At the request of the deceased there will be no public visitation. Arrangements are by The Stevens Mortuary Inc., 1421 Eighth Ave., Altoona.