Mary Leon


Mary Ruth Leon, 88, of Cleveland, passed away on Monday evening, March 18, 2019, at her residence.

She loved exercising and being outdoors gardening flowers. She was a hairdresser for many years and was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Leon; parents, Clarence and Lilian Mae Smith; brothers: Paul and Ben Smith; and sisters: Linda Hollums and Geneva Miller.

Survivors include her significant other, Ed Cooley of Cleveland; and numerous nieces, nephews and other extended family.

A Celebration of Life and Homegoing for Mary Ruth Leon will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 22, 2019, from the Grissom Memorial Chapel with Brother Ronnie Pearson officiating. Interment will follow in Hilcrest Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends from noon until 2 p.m. on Friday, prior to the funeral hour.

We invite you to send a message of comfort and view the family guestbook online at

Serenity of Cleveland Funeral Home and Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements


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