SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

October 28, 2013

Ruth Leonard, 92


Bettendorf, IA — Ruth A. Leonard, 92, a resident of Bettendorf, Iowa, died October 26, 2013, in Davenport, Iowa. Ruth Alice McEachern was born on April 14, 1921, in Salem, Mass., a daughter of John and Ruth Alice (Hobbs) McEachern. She graduated from Boston University. After graduation, she taught a few years then enlisted with the Women’s Air Corp (WAC) during World War II.

While in the service, she met her future husband of almost 68 years, Eber Jack “Len” Leonard. They married on July 22, 1945, at Immaculate Conception in Salem, Mass. He preceded her in death on February 24, 2013.

Ruth is survived by her son, Roy (Marilee) Leonard of Bettendorf; a sister-in-law, Helen McEachern of Beverly, Mass.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, a daughter-in-law, Margaret Leonard, and two brothers, Phillip and Robert. May they rest in peace.

ARRANGEMENTS: Mass of Christian Burial for Ruth at 10:30 a.m., October 30, 2013, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Bettendorf. Visitation Wednesday 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the church. Memorials may be made to Scott County Humane Society. Halligan McCabe DeVries Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.