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Martha Leonhardt

November 7, 2022



Martha Marie Leonhardt passed away in Sacramento, California on November 7, 2022.  She was 98 years old. She was born in Hays, Kansas on February 8, 1924.  She was one of ten children born to Peter and Rosa Spies.  Martha grew up and attended school in Hays and had many happy memories from that time, especially summer days reading books from the library and swimming in the community pool.  Martha was predeceased by her husband Cletus C. Leonhardt whom she married in June of 1942.   Martha was also predeceased by her daughters Diana Mangin and Kerin Gale.  Her survivors include her sons Kenneth Leonhardt (Carole), Robert Leonhardt and David Leonhardt (Tammie) and her daughter Donna Leonhardt.   She is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.  

Martha and Cletus moved to San Mateo, California and raised their family in that community.  After retirement they lived in Orangevale, California where Martha went to college and became an Executive Housekeeper for Kaiser Hospitals.   Martha and her husband returned to Hays in 1999 to spend time with family and childhood friends.  In 2007, Martha returned to Sacramento, California to be nearer to her children.  

Martha was guided by her strong and abiding faith throughout her life.  She was a devoted and loving mother and we will always cherish many wonderful memories of her care and devotion. She was always surrounded by a circle of friends.  Her family feels blessed to have had her loving presence in our lives for so long.  

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at 11:30 a.m. under the direction of Brock’s-Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory 2509 Vine Hays, KS 67601.  

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Graveside Service
November 16, 2022

11:30 AM
St. Joseph Cemetery
26th and Oak
Hays, Kansas 67601


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