Mary Jane Ottinger Leonard, age 97, of Deacon Pointe Assisted Living, Twin Lakes Community, Burlington, NC passed away on Thursday, September 17, 2020.
She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and grew up in Bridgeton, New Jersey. Mrs. Leonard was the wife of the late James J. Leonard, Sr. and the daughter of the late George W. Ottinger and the late Mary (Mollie) Ricards Ottinger and the grandmother of the late James P. Leonard.
Mrs. Leonard attended Mary Washington College in Virginia and was a proud graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (HUP ’47). She was also a member of the First United Methodist Church of Elon.
Mrs. Leonard is survived by her son, James J. Leonard, Jr. and his wife, Melinda D. Leonard and her granddaughter, Sutton R. Leonard.
Memorials may be made to Deacon Point Assisted Living Fund, 3701 Wade Coble Dr., Burlington, NC 27215 or to the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. For the nursing school checks may be made payable to the “Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania” with reference to the “HUP Legacy Fund in memory of Mary Jane Ottinger Leonard (HUP ’47)” and mailed to Penn Nursing, 418 Curie Blvd., Rm. 445, Philadelphia, PA 19104-4217. If preferred, a donation may be made online. Go to https://www.nursing.upenn.edu/huplegacy . Specify that the gift is in memory of Mary Jane Ottinger Leonard (HUP’47).
Due to the COVID Pandemic, a family service will be held at Alamance Memorial Park at a later date.
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