Leona J. Lewis, 91, of Kewanee, died Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 4:28 pm at OSF Saint Luke Medical Center, Kewanee. Leona was born August 22, 1926 in rural Burns Township, the daughter of Anderville and Florence (Nolan) Hedger. Leona married Clifford E. Lewis on December 31, 1943, he preceded her in death.
Leona is survived by one son, Richard (Diana) Lewis, Kewanee; sister, Nancy Nuding; grandchildren, Paula (Jim) Anderson, Rodney (Susan) Lewis, Misty (Paul) Sutton, Shaune (Rhonda) Lewis, Chad (Amy) Lewis, Mackenzee Lewis (Scott Raley); 13 great grandchildren; nephew, Steven Nuding; niece, Lynette Nuding; and special friends, Brenda Kegebein and Leo Finn. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son Clifford Gene Lewis, Jr. on June 4, 2003 and brothers, Sheby Hedger, John and William Nolan.
Leona worked at Hotel Kewanee. She enjoyed reading, watching TV and spending time with her family and pets.
A Celebration of Life Visitation will be 4-6 pm on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home. A private burial will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Henry County Humane Society. Please leave an online condolence for Leona’s family at www.schuenemantumblesonfuneralhome.com.