Leona Pullins, 85, of Eagle Ridge Road, Long Bottom, passed away Saturday, December 31, 2016 at Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis.
She was born August 26, 1930 in Reedsville, Ohio. She was the youngest daughter of the late Cecil and Emma Saunders. Leona married Theodore Pullins in December of 1946. They had 67 years together operating the Pullins Dairy Farm. She was a full time homemaker, wife, mom and grandma. She was also a 4-H advisor and member of the Bashan Fire Department Auxillary for many years.
Leona is survived by five children, Jean (Bill) Osborne of Reedsville, Charles (Donna) Pullins of Long Bottom, Denise (Roger Barnett) Laughery of Reedsville, Terri (Doug) Browning of Racine and Tom (Stacie) Pullins of Long Bottom; 10 grandchildren, Angie Taylor, Chris (Flint Fonclara) Spencer, Chuck (Brandi) Pullins, Susan (Brian) Ash, Michelle (Todd) Bonnie, Michael (Katie) Laughery, Justin Browning, Audrionna, Kirk (Ally Hendrix) Pullins, Laura Pullins; nine great grandchildren, Kiara and Jarred Taylor, Katie and Hannah Pullins, Zach (Katie) Ash, Emily (Jeremy Parsons) Ash, Ella and Amelia Bonnie and Andrew Laughery; a special friend, Martha Parsons and two special nieces, Sybil Riffle and Glenna Swain.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore Pullins; five sisters, Auttie, Wilma, Justine, Evelyn and Carol; two brothers, Nile and Vance.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at White-Schwarzel Funeral Home in Coolville, Ohio with Pastor Wayne Dunlap officiating. Burial will follow in the Meigs County Memory Gardens. Visitation was held Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home. The online guestbook can be found at www.whiteschwarzelfh.com.