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    Betty Louise Leon
    February 24, 1929 - November 26, 2018

    Betty Louise Leon

    Betty Louise Leon
    Feb 24, 1929 - Nov 26, 2018

    Betty Louise Leon
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    Betty L. Leon, 89, of Maquoketa, Iowa, and formerly of Davenport, passed away peacefully on Monday morning, November 26, 2018, at Clover Ridge Place in Maquoketa, Iowa.

    A celebration of Betty's life will be held at 11 A.M., Saturday, December 1, 2018, at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 9:30 A.M. to 11 A.M. at the funeral home. Cremation will follow the service and a private burial will be held at the Rock Island National Cemetery at a later date.

    Betty Louise Jones was born on February 24, 1929 in Davis County, Iowa, to Ernie E. and Susie Lee (Bennett) Jones. She graduated from Bloomfield High School in 1947. She married Frank Van Leon Jr. on December 18, 1948 in Ottumwa, Iowa. To this union two sons were born, Douglas and Bradley.

    While living in Maquoketa Betty was employed at the JC Penney Store and the Maquoketa Sentinel Press.

    Betty was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Maquoketa, had taught Sunday school, and was a den mother while her sons were involved in Cub Scouts. She and Frank were also members of the Joinerville Boat Club and enjoyed camping and traveling for many years. They moved to Davenport in 1973 and Betty was a member of the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church while living there.

    Those left to honor Betty's memory include her sons, Dr. Douglas (Deborah) Leon of Maquoketa, IA, and Bradley Leon of NC; 9 grandchildren, Dr. Brent (Dawn) Leon, Phillip (April) Leon, Dr. Stephanie Leon, Michael (Melinda) Leon, Eric (Dr. Sarah Watson-Leon) Leon, Samantha (Jesse) Leon-Roling, Christian (Kendra) Leon, Michelle (Jeff) Cobb, and Justin Leon; and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Frank Van Leon Jr. on March 18, 2004, sisters Viola and Estalene, and a brother Francis.

    In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to Hospice of Jackson County.

    Online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.


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    Linda Powers on Dec 4, 2018

    So sorry to hear about Betty. She babysat and was wonderful to our kids for many years and we were good friends. She also babysat our dog when needed and he also loved her house. I regret that we missed the celebration of like because we were out of town. She was a wonderful friend and woman. Linda Powers

    Joan Petersen on Dec 2, 2018

    To the Leon Family,
    We are so sorry for the loss of your mother. Gary's Mom and Betty were best of friends for many years. She will be missed.

    Claudia Bisinger on Dec 1, 2018

    To the Leon family,
    Our sincere sympathy to you all. We hope the wonderful memories you have bring you comfort.
    Bob & Claudia Bisinger

    Betty Leon Video Tributte on Nov 30, 2018

    Carson on Nov 29, 2018


    Dr. Paul and Valerie Horst on Nov 28, 2018

    Dr. Doug and family,
    Valerie and I extend our thoughts and prayers to you and yours during this time. May God give you peace in the days ahead.

    Dick and Linda Block on Nov 28, 2018

    Our sympathy.

    John & Donelle Kilburg on Nov 28, 2018

    Doug & Brad: Sending our deepest sympathy in the loss of your Mother. I remember her working in JC Penney. She was always neat & personable! Cherish your beautiful memories! Sincerely, John & Donelle (Streets) Kilburg, classmate of Brad

    John Stein on Nov 28, 2018

    My sympathy to the Leon family from a next-door neighbor of long ago.

    John Stein

    Carol Eakins Taylor on Nov 28, 2018

    I live in Bloomfield across the street from Don Smith's old house. This is how I met Betty. She may not have lived here for many years however she had many memories and stories to share! I never saw her without that huge smile and ready for a hug.

    Oh, how I have missed seeing both of them sitting in the yard just enjoying life. The time I got to spend with them was precious and I will never forget what real neighbors are like.

    My prayers to her family, she was one special, feisty, beautiful woman that will remain in my heart forever.

    Carol Eakins Taylor

    Bloomfield Street, Bloomfield IA.

    Carl and Susan Devine Keeney. on Nov 28, 2018

    Dear Doug and family.
    We are sorry to hear of the loss of your wonderful mother. You have been a valued friend since grade school days and know your mother your mother was key in your froth and development. We are sorry for her loss to the world. MCHS Class of 1969.

    Connie Hute on Nov 28, 2018

    CandleDeepest Sympathy for your family at this loss. May God bless and hold you in his hand.

    Connie Bonney on Nov 27, 2018

    CandleDr Leon and family, so very sorry for the loss of you're mom, she did live a long life, but it never easy saying good by at any age... please know i am thinking of you and the rest of the family on you're loss

    Mavis J. Kaczinski on Nov 27, 2018

    CandleMy deepest sympathy on the loss of your dear one. May she rest in peace.



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    Carson Celebration of Life Center
    318 West Pleasant Street
    Maquoketa, Iowa 52060
    9:30 AM - 11:00 AM


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    318 West Pleasant Street
    Maquoketa, Iowa 52060
    11:00 AM

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