Leonarda C. Jeffords

Leonarda C. Jeffords was born to eternal life on SUnday, Dec. 2, 2007 at the age of 98.

She was born Aug. 18, 1909 in Nenno, the daughter of George and Louise (nee Klink) Klink.

She lived there until 1925 when the family moved to Hartford and lived on Grant Street.

She worked at CJ Heppe Cash Store where she met the love of her life, Francis C. Jeffords. They were married on Nov. 25, 1945 in Hartford.

Francis preceded her in death on May 31, 1968.

Leonarda was a member of the Daughters of Isabella since 1926, a member of the hospital auxiliary, and a member of the Senior Friends.

She was the dear mother of Richard (JoAnn) Jeffords of Slinger, John (Nancy) Jeffords of Richfield and Larry (Sue) Jeffords of Allenton; the precious grandmother of James (Carrie) Jeffords of West Bend, Rachel (Ted) Stoffel of Addison, Janette (Greg) Kreuser of Addison, Ryan (Jennifer) Jeffords of Oshkosh and Krista (Thomas) Lukes of Oshkosh; the loving great-grandmother of Luke and Keira Stoffel and Kayla and Tyler Jeffords; dear Aunt of Robert Simpson of Hartford, Jerome and Virginia Connors of St. Louis, Mo., Robert Connors of Milwaukee, Thomas and Carol Jeffords of Annandale, Md., Charles Jeffords of Green Valley, Ariz. and Kathleen Jeffords of Madison.

She is also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be Wednesday, Dec. 5, from 4 to 6 p.m. at St. Kilian Catholic Church, 264 W. State St., Hartford.

A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 6 p.m. at the church, with Rev. David LaPlante officiating.

Interment will be in St. Kilian Cemetery on Thursday at 10 a.m.

Memorials to St. Kilian Endowment Fund would be appreciated.

The Berndt-Ledesma Funeral Home is serving the family.

www.berndt-ledesmafuneralhome.com.