Margaret Leonard Lee
Margaret Merle Leonard Lee, daughter of Clarence Clyde Anderson and Nellie Dorthea Rann was born in Blair, NE and died, May 18, at the Greene County Medical Center in Jefferson at the age of 96. Funeral Services were held 2:00 p.m. May 23 at Hastings Funeral Home in Jefferson. Words of comfort were made by Rev. Steve Ransom of the United Methodist Church in Grand Junction. Recorded Music; Terry Wright: The Rose; Christine Wright: Wind Beneath My Wings; Ray Halterman: Just a Closer Walk with Thee. The burial was at the Grand Junction Cemetery in Grand Junction.
Margaret attended school in Blair and graduated from Blair High School. Margaret then married Wayne Danes on July 10, 1937 in Fremont NE. They had two children together, Gary and Sharon. She later married Paul Leonard on February 29, 1952 in Blair NE. Margaret farmed with Paul near Spring Lake for some time. In Las Vegas, NV on March 24, 1985 Margaret and Keith Lee were united in marriage.
Margaret taught ceramic classes in addition to being a lovely homemaker. She was a woman of many hobbies… along with ceramics she loved, crocheting, crafts, reading, making dolls, sewing and dancing. Margaret was part of the Linger Longer Club and was a Gold Circle Member with the VFW.
Margaret was preceded in death by her parents; son Gary Danes; husbands Paul Leonard and Keith Lee; her grandsons David Kennedy and Paul Kennedy; her brother and four sisters. Margaret is survived by her daughter Sharon (Dick) Bryant of Harcourt, and her five grandchildren Diane (Eddie) Banks of St. Paul, MN; Christine (Terry) Wright of Woodward; Craig (Martha) Danes of Houston, TX; Mark (Linda) Danes of Prior Lake, MN; Brian Danes of Minneapolis, MN; great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, many other relatives and friends. Hasting Funeral Home Jefferson, www.hastings.funeralplan2.com, 515-386-4691.