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Monday, March 8, 2021

Obituary - Leona F. Catron

Leona Frances Catron, 90, Butler, MO, formerly of Adrian, MO, passed away Friday, March 5, 2021 at Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler, MO. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 12, 2021 at Crescent Hill Cemetery in Adrian, MO with visitation from 1:00-1:45 p.m. at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Adrian. Memorial contributions may be made to the Adrian Library.

Leona was born January 5, 1931 in Kansas City, MO, the only daughter of G. E. and Grace (Lafferty) Clark. Leona grew up in Kansas City, MO and was a 1948 graduate of Central High School. She was united in marriage to Joe Catron on January 8, 1949. To this union two sons were born. Leona and Joe were married for 58 years until Joe passed away on July 28, 2007.

Leona worked at Adrian Bank for more than 20 years before retiring. She had worked for TWA prior to moving to Adrian in 1967. Leona and Joe enjoyed traveling until Joe got sick. Her favorite place was Hawaii. Leona was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved reading until her eyesight was too poor to read.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Joe, and one brother, William. Leona is survived by two sons, Steve Catron (Connie) and David Catron (Cindy); one granddaughter, Doshia Castro (Jeremy); 2 step-grandsons, Eric Robards (Kelsi) and Brian Robards (Ashli); 3 great-grandsons and one on the way: Jeremy, Jordan and Jetsun and baby boy; 1 step-great-grandson, Everett Robards; 2 step-granddaughters, Hadley and Brynlee Robards; a brother-in-law, Ronald Dean Catron; several nieces, nephews and a host of friends. She will be sadly missed by all who loved her.