Leona was borne in Clearfield, Pennsylvania in October of 1923. She met and married her husband Fred Shoksnyder (passed in 2001) during the war in 1944. She worked in accounting in various jobs throughout her working years. One place was Grand central Station in Detroit, Michigan. Later in life she retired while working at the Clarenceville School District in Livonia. All while raising Four Childers: Ron (Louise), Carol, Martha (Bob) and Dennis (passed) all while living in Garden City, Michigan.
Dreams of retirement started the building of a retirement home at Lake Columbia in Brooklyn, Michigan. Marragies of childeran and with grand childeran arriving they moved to their new residence at Lake Columbia. Just in time to host many family get togethers on weekend and holidays.
Retirement brought the opportunity to travel the country with their rv and then buying a permanent place in Florida for escaping in the winter months
Leona enjoyed doing crafts, playing cards, painting and teaching ceramics in her home. She also was very passionate in helping family members who were in need of help in troubled times.
In 2013 she moved to National City, MI to be closer to children. Residing there she enjoyed many family get togethers, going to Senior’s for lunch and playing cards four times a week.
In 2018 Leona had the opportunity to visit her high school friend in Cleveland, Ohio. Keeping in touch for years they finally had a weekend visited together which lead to talking and catching up way late into the night.
Finally 2022 lead to the move to Hale Creek Manor in Hale, MI. There she enjoyed playing cards and doing crafts and not having to cook do dishes and laundry.
A graveside service will take place on December 8, 2022 at 12:00pm at the Glen Eden Cemetery in Livonia, MI. An online guest registry is available at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com to share condolences and memories of Leona.