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Leona A. Wilkie

April 20, 2019

Leona A. WilkieLeona A. Wilkie, 86, of Depauville passed away Saturday afternoon, April 20, 2019, at Hospice of Jefferson County.

A celebration of her life will be held at the Depauville Volunteer Fire Dept. on Wednesday, April 24, from 5 - 8 pm, with a service at 5 pm by Pastor Lisa Busby, of Christ Episcopal Church, Clayton presiding. Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton.

Leona was born in the Town of Clayton on May 8, 1932, daughter of George and Leona Danenwald Weller. She attended Clayton schools and cosmetology school in Utica. On May 29, 1953 she married Jasper R. Wilkie at Christ Episcopal Church, Clayton.

For over 60 years, Leona was a beautician, cutting, curling and styling generations of hair from her home. She was a member of Christ Episcopal Church, a member of its Altar Guild for 22 years, and taught Sunday School for 20 years. She had been a member of the Rebekahs in Depauville and the Depauville Volunteer Fire Dept. Auxiliary. She enjoyed spending time at the family's cottage in Three Mile Bay. Her gift was hospitality and the many foreign exchange students the couple hosted have kept in touch with them over the years.

Along with her husband, Jasper, Leona is survived by her four children, Dean A. Wilkie, Clayton, D. Cindy Wilkie, Copenhagen, Daniel R. Wilkie and wife Brenda, Depauville, and Decima A. Chiasson and husband Chris, Carthage; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; sister, Evelyn Herron, NC; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by her brother, William G. Weller and two sisters, Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Reff and H. Pauline Giltz.

In lieu of flowers the family wishes donations in her name to the Alexandria Bay Volunteer Ambulance, 110 Walton St., Alexandria Bay, NY 13607, Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., Watertown, NY 13601, or Depauville United Methodist Church, care of Clayton United Methodist Church, 324 John St., Clayton, NY 13624. Online condolences to her family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com.


#12 Deanna Halko 2019-05-11 17:00
I wish I could be back home to show my support to your Jasper and family. I have known Leona and Jasper & family all my life. Leona always did my Mom's hair and was a sister Rebecca. She straightened out the uneven cut my Mom tried to give me , she gave me my first blonde streak. God she was a great lady. Her birthday was the same as my Dad's and they always joked about going out to celebrate. God Bless the family and give them strength.
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#11 Cindy Wilkie 2019-05-11 16:48
I want to thank all of you who sent your condolences for our Mother, Leona, here. We appreciate everyone and everything that was posted here. Thank you all again. We know that Mom is flying high with the angels.
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#10 Lori grey 2019-04-25 09:54
So sorry to see that Leona has passed. My thoughts are with all of you.
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#9 Shawn, Lori & Logan 2019-04-23 22:51
Always had such great visits with aunt Noni. Such a funny lady. My memories of her will keep her immortal in my heart! Thoughts and prayers to all!
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#8 Jay & Marsha Giltz 2019-04-23 22:34
Noni was such a special and giving person always cheery And yet steadfast and solid as a rock. A rock was what she had always been for so many ,and to leave us so quickly was certainly a total shock to us all. We are all spread all over the world now and we will look forward to paying our respects to the family of such a wonderful person over the summer. She was dearly loved and will be surely and sorely missed.
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#7 Virginia Lake family 2019-04-23 18:46
Leona was a true friend and a beautiful lady. We will miss her dearly and send loving prayers to Jasper and to Leona's family.
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#6 Rick & Tillie Youngs 2019-04-22 15:16
You all know we adored Leona and are deeply saddened by this loss. Without the help of her and Jasper our "Gram" would not have enjoyed such a wonderful life in Depauville. Adam and Casey always looked at Leona as an additional grandmother and she always treated them as one of her own. Gracious, giving and kind, she and Jasper were the best neighbors we could have ever asked for. We truly miss it there. Please know your entire family is in our thoughts and prayers.
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#5 Darlene & Tom Bush 2019-04-22 13:50
Such a beautiful lady... Miss De sends her regards.. She will certainly be missed...
Another one of God's precious Angels...
Thoughts and prayers... God bless...
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#4 Gary Giltz 2019-04-22 10:19
Deeply sadden of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
She was my Aunt and Godmother.
Our by-weekly phone conversations were a great comfort for me, as she was a truly loving sole and will be greatly missed.
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#3 Renee Reff Miranda 2019-04-22 07:23
Very sorry to hear of Leona's passing. Please know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers.
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