Leona Louise Sewing, 97 of Mount Olive, died Sunday, December 1, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. at Heritage Health of Staunton, Staunton. She was born on April 29, 1922, in Livingston Township to the late Herman Sievers and Minnie Schoenemann. She married Victor Theodore Sewing on September 26, 1948, at Braunswager Church in Livingston.
She attended Braunswager Grade School in Livingston. Leona was a farm wife and worked with her husband on the farm. She went to church at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Mt. Olive and was part of the Lydia Circle and Lydia Circle Quilters. She was also a home mother for FHA. Leona was a gifted seamstress and loved playing cards with her card club and working in her garden.
Leona is survived by one son, Gary Sewing of Litchfield; four daughters, Patricia (Randy) Clemens of St. Charles, MO, Marcia Sewing of Mt. Olive, Linda (Andrew) Petroline of Staunton, and Brenda (Jack) Kavanagh of Springfield; 9 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband; brother, Herman Sievers; three sisters, Alma, Esther and Wilma; and daughter-in-law, Mary Beth Sewing.
Visitation service will be held on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Mt. Olive. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the church. Burial will follow at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Mt. Olive with Reverend James Ritter. Memorials are suggested to Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery.
Becker & Son Funeral Home, Mt. Olive is in charge of arrangements.