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Leonard, Marie

Marie Leonard

Plainwell - Marie Leonard, 96, from Plainwell, Michigan, passed away peacefully in Forsyth, Georgia on January 11, 2022.  Marie was born Violet Marie Collick in Allegan, Michigan to parents Rose Hannah Hawkins and Thomas John Collick, Sr.  Marie graduated from Delton High School, and worked as a librarian for Plainwell Schools until her retirement.  She was an active member of the former Twin Lakes Church, loved to bake, garden, watch cycling, cross stitch, and care for her loving family. Marie is survived by her three children and their spouses, Terry and Brian Whitney of Plainwell, Michigan, Sherry and Tom Heitman of Flushing, Michigan, and Barry and Deanna Leonard of Forsyth, Georgia. Marie is also survived by her daughter-in-law Brenda Leonard of Alamo, Michigan. Marie’s large family also includes 8 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and 4 great- great-grandchildren.  Passing prior to her death were her husband Phillip Otto Leonard and her eldest son, Larry Leonard. Marie had a zest for life like no other.  She was a sunflower to all, with a no nonsense attitude and told it like it was.  Fierce, feisty and funny, she will be dearly missed.  A celebration of life memorial service for Marie will be held in late Spring in Gobles, Michigan.  In lieu of flowers, donations in her name can be made to Navicent Health Pine Point Hospice of Macon, Georgia via https://www.navicenthealth.org/donate.


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