Obit: Mallo, Leona I. (1922 - 2014)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Boyer, Casolari, Chitwood, Christiansen, Denning, Goebel, Kroeplin, Kruppe, Mallo, Romig, Schutten, Skabroud, Smith, Westaby

----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 5/15/2014

Mallo, Leona I. (Smith) (7 AUG 1922 - 12 MAY 2014)

Leona I. Mallo, age 91, of Gilman, passed away on Monday, May 12, 2014, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield.

Leona was born on August 7, 1922 in Polley, rural Gilman, the daughter of the late Henry and Jennie (Christiansen) Smith.

She grew up in Polley and attended school there. On November 14, 1940 she was united in marriage to Hughie Mallo in Hannibal.

The couple resided their entire lives in Hannibal, raising their family of 10 children. Leona was a homemaker and also did babysitting on the side. She loved attending baseball and softball games, and was also an active member in the Hannibal Presbyterian Church.

Leona is survived by her 10 children, Lola Chitwood of Cloverdale, Ore., Betty (Luverne) Kroeplin of Thorp, Merideth Westaby of Stanley, Sally (John) Schutten of Hannibal, Pamela (Ronald) Kruppe of Glen Flora, Earl (Pam) Mallo of Ladysmith, Byron (Robin) Mallo of Medford, Brenda Skabroud of Jump River, Cheryl (Fred) Romig of Gilman and Charlotte (Russ) Goebel of Medford; 24 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mayme Casolari and Nina Denning, both of Illinois; and one brother, Gordon Smith of Illinois.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Hughie in 1994; granddaughter, Jennifer Westaby; grandson, Kenny Jo Chitwood; sons-in-law, Robert Chitwood, Gerald Westaby and Thomas Skabroud; six brothers; and three sisters.

Services will be held on Saturday, May 17 at 11 a.m. at New Hope Presbyterian Church in Hannibal, with Pastor Barry Boyer officiating. Burial will follow in the Hannibal Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Friday evening from 4 to 7 p.m. at Gilman Funeral Home, and one hour prior to service time on Saturday morning at the church.



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