, Corbin, KY


January 23, 2014

Nona Leevey

CORBIN — Nona Marie Leevey, age 72, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, at her home in Corbin.

Born in Bloomington, Ill., she was the daughter of the late George and Emma F.W. Dufelmeier Martin. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Willis G. Leevey; stepbrother, Claude J. Mayberry; stepsisters, Clara Marie Lander and Daisy Elizabeth Gibson; daughter, Brenda Sue Leevey; and grandson, John Tyler Overpeck.

Nona had worked as a caregiver. She was a member and attended Bethel Apostolic Church and the Greater Life Fellowship.

She is survived by two daughters: Emma Louise Lawrence, of Morningview, and Ida Marie Melton, of London; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters: Thelma Ilene Jones, of Greer, S.C., and Carolyn Jean Etherton, of Benton.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 24th, at the Vankirk-Grisell Funeral Home with the Rev. Darryl Bryant and the Rev. Kenneth Welch officiating. Burial will be in the Stansbury Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24th, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to help with funeral expenses.

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