Leona Kirchner

ESSEX—Leona Caroline Kirchner, 88, of Essex, passed away Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018 at her home.  
Born on Aug. 5, 1930 in Essex, she was the daughter of Henry and Margaret (nee Rodgers) Baade. Leona retired from Personal Products in Wilmington after over 20 years of employment.  She loved crocheting, reading, puzzles and farm animals.  
Surviving are her sons: Glenn Kirchner Jr., of Essex; Matthew (Lexine) Kirchner, of Campus; Henry (JoAnn) Kirchner, of Bonfield and Martin (Kris) Kirchner, of Essex; daughter, Carmen (Emil) Zalud, of Essex; son-in-law, Harvey Mills, of Limestone; 16 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.             Preceding her in death was her husband, Glenn Kirchner; daughter, Angela Mills and daughter in law, Carolyn Kirchner.
Memorial visitation will be Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 from 9-11 a.m. at R.W. Patterson Funeral Home & Crematory in Braidwood. Interment will follow at North Cemetery in Essex.
For more information and to visit her online guestbook, log on to www.rwpattersonfuneralhome.com or find their Facebook page.
R.W. Patterson Funeral Home & Crematory, 401 E. Main St., Braidwood is in charge of arrangements.