Leona Salocker, age 99 of Perry passed away on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at the Spring Valley Retirement Community in Perry, IA. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at the Carris Family Funeral Home in Perry. Visitation will be on Thursday, December 15, 2016 from 1 hour prior to the service at the Carris Family Funeral Home in Perry. Burial will be in the Violet Hill Cemetery at Perry. IA. Memorials will be given to Perry Public Library and may be left at the Carris Family Funeral Home.
Leona Mae Bennett was born on June 27, 1917 in Vining, IA (Tama County) to Claude and Anna C. (Papesh) Bennett. She attended school in Perry, Iowa. She was united in marriage to John Bernard Salocker on June 15, 1939 in Jefferson, IA. She worked at Preibes in Perry for many years. She was a member of the Assembly of God church. She enjoyed listening to Bible Preachers, Tiger Woods and his golf, visiting with family and friends, talking about growing up with her siblings and telling stories of them and her parents.
She was preceded in death by her husband John B. Salocker, parents, Claude and Anna Bennett, and siblings, Gladys Kinross, Evelyn Salocker, Chalmer Bennett, Lorraine Vodenik, Betty Moorhead, Rex Bennett, Janet Steinbock, Mary Ann Nath and Floyd Bennett.
She is survived by her nieces, nephews and several other relatives and friends.
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Perry, IA 50220
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