Ethel L. Leenerman, 90, of Mahomet, formerly of Champaign, died at 2 a.m. Monday (Nov. 14, 2016), at Carle Foundation Hospital, Champaign.

Her funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, with visitation prior starting at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Sibley.


She was born April 8, 1926, in Champaign, a daughter of Hershel and Maime Hamburg Bryant. She married Arthur L. Leenerman on July 26, 1969, in Champaign; he survives in Mahomet.

Also surviving are one stepson, Gregory (Susan) Leenerman, Broomfield, Colo.; two granddaughters, Emma Leenerman, Grand Junction, Colo., and Kristen Leenerman, Seattle, Wash.; two grandsons, Jason Eaton and Ryan Cooper, both of Palmetto, Fla.; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Cynthia Cooper; a son, Gregory; and two sisters, Velma Wentland and Ellenora Lever.

Ethel worked for Illinois Bell for 30 years. She was a member of the Mahomet American Legion Auxiliary, the Champaign Moose Lodge and the U.S.S. Indianapolis Association.

Memorial tributes may be made to the American Lutheran Church of Sibley or the Martin Sunkten American Legion.


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