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Obituaries

Obituaries

Wilda Pirl Leonard 1922 - 2006

A memorial Mass for Wilda Pirl Leonard, 83, Lawrence, will be at 6 p.m. Friday at Corpus Christi Catholic Church.Mrs. Leonard died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.She was born July 31, 1922, in Huntington Park, Calif., the daughter of Carl and Eva Derflinger Pirl.Mrs. Leonard served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1946, and was a Navy Specialist I during World War II. She was also an IBM operator before, during and after the war.She married William Leonard on Feb. 23, 1947, in Redlands, Calif. He survives, of the home.Other survivors include a son, Frederick Leonard, Columbia, S.C.; two daughters, Laurie Magee, Lawrence, and EvaLyn Wilson, Fairway; and six grandchildren.The family suggests memorials to Reading Education Assistance Dogs, sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.E-mail condolences may be sent to <a href="mailto:info@warrenmcelwain.com">info@warrenmcelwain.com</a>, subject: Leonard.