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Vicky Joyce (Hale) Leonberger

February 23, 1949 ~ September 25, 2023 (age 74) 74 Years Old

Vicky Leonberger Obituary

     Vicky Joyce (Hale) Leonberger, passed peacefully from this life on September 25, 2023 at 12:25 pm, surrounded by her family.

     Vicky was born on February 23, 1949 to James and Laverne (Weatherington) Hale. On September 25, 1965 she married Arlie W. “PeeWee” Leonberger. From that union was born their son, Steven W. Leonberger.  Vicky worked as a waitress, CNA, and secretary for Denny and Simpson, where she was best known as “Nervous”.  She loved her job and was very good at it, especially at keeping the truck drivers and loader men in line. When they sold out to Martin Marietta, her boss said that if he ever opened another quarry, he’d be calling her because she was the one that kept things running.

     Vicky is survived by her son, Steven Leonberger and wife Tabitha; grandson, Ryan Leonberger and wife, Faith; granddaughter, Laura Leonberger; great grandchildren, Kayden, Rowan, and Shiloh Leonberger; sisters, Judy Street, Darlene Goolsby, and Della Simmons; brother, Michael Hale; and numerous nieces and nephews.

     Vicky was preceded in death by her husband, Arlie; parents, James and Laverne Hale; brother, Ronald Dean Hale, and her grandparents.

     Funeral services will be held at 12 PM, Wednesday, October 4, 2023 at Stricklin Funeral Home in Harrisburg. Rev. Harold Miller will officiate and burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery at Cave-in-Rock. Visitation will be held from 6 PM to 8 PM, Tuesday, October 3, 2023 at Stricklin Funeral Home in Harrisburg. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society and envelopes will be available at the funeral home. 

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October 3, 2023

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Stricklin Funeral Home
503 E. Sloan Street
Harrisburg, IL 62946

Funeral Service
October 4, 2023

12:00 PM
Stricklin Funeral Home
503 E. Sloan Street
Harrisburg, IL 62946


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