Leona M. Lennox

Middle Granville, New York – Leona M. Lennox, 99, passed away at Mountain View Center following a brief illness.

She was born on May 27, 1922, in Blue Island, Illinois, the daughter of the late Harry and Esther (Dyer) Greenway. She was a graduate of Cambridge High School in 1941. She married the love of her life Byron C. “Barney” Lennox on Nov. 11, 1942, in Cambridge, New York.

In addition to being the mother of six children, she was employed by the Granville Central School system as a cook manager for the cafeteria program at Mary J. Tanner School in Middle Granville for 19 years.

Her favorite pastimes were knitting and listening to audiobooks. She served as an elder for the Middle Granville Presbyterian Church and a charter member and past president of the Granville Area Lioness Club, which was founded in 1979.

Leona was predeceased by her parents, her husband Barney and her sons Robert and Dyer. Survivors are her four children Byron Jr., Susan, Craig and David (Debbie). She was blessed with 15 grandchildren, Elizabeth, Laurie, Sherry, Thomas (TJ), Robert (Robbie), Christopher E., Mary, Melissa, Deanna, Nikole, Christopher D., Jessica, Gail, Nancy and Aimee, and many great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, Leona wishes all donations to be made to the Lions Eye Bank of Albany, 6 Executive Park Dr., Albany, NY 12203.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 23, at 1 p.m. at the Peniel Presbyterian Church of Granville with the Rev. Jerry McKinney officiating. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery in Middle Granville.

Online condolences may be made at www.robertmkingfuneralhome.com.