Rev. Grover T. Leonberger, age 71, longtime resident of the Saline Mines Community near Shawneetown, IL passed away peacefully Friday, August 08, 2008 at home surrounded by his family. Grover was born in the Saline Mines area on December 3, 1936 to the late Allen Leonberger and Virgie (Thorn). He was married first to Thelma (Capeheart) who preceded him death, on Feb. 20, 1987 he married Virginia ""Ginny"" (Smith) she survives.
Grover worked many years as Brick and Block Mason before retiring. He was called to the Ministry about 35 years ago and has been very faithful to the people of our area. He spent most of his years as a Minister at the Ohio Valley General Baptist Church where is a member.
He loved the outdoors, farming, raising animals, growing gardens and helping people.
He was a good husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend. He will be greatly missed by our community.
Wife Ginny Leonberger Shawneetown, IL
Son Tom & Chris Leonberger Shawneetown, IL
Son Daniel & Michelle Leonberger Shawneetown, IL
Daughter Meshea & Darren Crysup Paducah, KY
Brothers Edward A. ""Bubby"" Leonberger Elizabethtown, IL
Billy & Tootie Leonberger Florida
Sisters Ada Hollobaugh Shawneetown, Il.
Shirley & Leroy Capeheart Shawneetown, IL
Shelby & Galen Lamb Shawneetown, IL.
Travis, Dakota, Logan and Cheyenne Leonberger
Patrick and Michael Thomas
Great Grandchild Raynah Leonberger
Preceded in death by his parents, first wife and sister Patsy Heffington
Visitation Saturday, August 9, 2008
Cox and Son Funeral Home - Shawneetown
Hours - 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Funeral Sunday, August 10, 2008
Cox and Son Funeral Homes - Shawneetown
Officiating Rev. Harold Ewell
Interment Hogan Cemetery