December 10, 1932 - December 21, 2019
GREENFIELD – Carolyn Myra (Graham) Leonard, age 87, of Greenfield, passed away Saturday, December 21, 2019 at Greenfield HealthCare Center. She was born in Indianapolis on December 10, 1932 to Chandos and Dora (McFarland) Graham. She graduated from Arsenal Tech High School where she met her husband, William Ray Leonard. They married on June 24, 1950 and enjoyed 61 years of marriage before his passing. Carolyn enjoyed working. In the 50s, she worked for Meridian Mutual Insurance and then J.C. Penney’s in the 60s. She also worked from home in the 60s and 70s for a newspaper clipping service. Then in the 80s, she worked as an administrative assistant for Electra and New Palestine Bank. In the 90s, Carolyn worked for Fort Benjamin Harrison as a military pay clerk and retired after 15 years’ service. Most recently, she had worked for Hancock County Mental Health. Carolyn was a member of the Greenfield Sassy Lassies Red Hat Society and had served as the queen mother. In her free time, she enjoyed reading books, solving jigsaw puzzles and word searches. In her younger years, she had loved crocheting and knitting. She made clothes for her daughters’ dolls as well as for her children, including dance costumes. Carolyn is survived by her children, Vicky Leonard of Indianapolis, Sandra (Vince) Ryon of New Palestine, Michael (Beth) Leonard of Indianapolis, Jill (Jesse) Campbell of Greenfield, Anthony Leonard of Shelbyville; son-in-law, Lenny Russell; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; siblings, Dora Evans of Dayton, IN, Wilma Fairbanks of Greenfield, Chandos Graham, Jr. of Greenfield, Letha Luichinger of Danville, Janice Kelly of Florida, Gloria Hilton of Martinsville; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Chandos and Dora Graham; husband, William Leonard; daughter, Carol Russell; sisters, Julia Skinner, Etta Wheeler, and Karen Graham; grandson, Jeremy Christensen; and niece, Sherry Graham. Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 29, 2019, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Erlewein Mortuary & Crematory, 1484 W. US Hwy. 40, Greenfield, IN 46140. A funeral service will be held on Monday, December 30, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. at the mortuary with visitation one hour prior. Jim Faust will be officiating. Burial will follow at Washington Park East Cemetery in Indianapolis. Memorial contributions may be made by mail to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718, or envelopes will be available at the mortuary. Friends may share a memory or condolence at www.erleweinmortuary.com.
GREENFIELD – Carolyn Myra (Graham) Leonard, age 87, of Greenfield, passed away Saturday, December 21, 2019 at Greenfield HealthCare Center. She was born in Indianapolis on December 10, 1932 to Chandos and Dora (McFarland) Graham. She... View Obituary & Service Information
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