Kathryn Kay Leonard

Kathryn Kay “Kathy” Leonard, age 70 passed away at 4:38 pm, Tuesday, September 27, 2022, at her home following an illness.

Kathryn was born February 13, 1952, in Columbus. Her parents were Robert and Patricia (Walker) Duvall. She was a lifetime resident of Columbus.

She worked several years as a machine operator at ACE Electric, Columbus. She last worked as a caretaker for SKIL, Columbus, a position she held for 13 years. As a young girl, she had attended First Presbyterian Church, Columbus and was active in Girl Scouts. She enjoyed horses, working outside, and participating in her children’s activities including working at the Baseball field concession stand.

She was married to Ai Elvis Leonard on January 10, 1970, in Columbus. He passed away November 27, 2005. She was also preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Bernie Russell Duvall and one sister, Roberta Hammer.

She is survived by one son, Ai Shane Leonard (Molly), Cherokee, KS; one daughter, Leslie LeAnn Vance, Atchison, KS; one sister, Georgia Huggins (Harold), Mr. Vernon, MO; 5 grandchildren, Coty Boyd (Sabra), Ai Chase Leonard (Alex), Dylan Boyd, Nykia Boyd, and Maiah Leonard; and 8 great-grandchildren, Ai Tate, Addison, River Sky, Laiken, Wyatt, Devon, Justin, and Levi.

She was entrusted with Derfelt Funeral Home, Columbus, KS for cremation. No public services are planned.

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