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Leona Marie Yantes, 93

Leona Marie Yantes, age 93, of Delano, passed away Monday, Dec. 29, 2014.

Mass of Christian Burial will take place Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, at 11:30 a.m. at St. Peter Catholic Church in Delano, followed by interment in the Calvary Cemetery in Delano.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., with a 9 a.m. Rosary service, at Martha’s Hall of St. Peter Catholic Church.

The Iten Funeral Home in Delano is handling the arrangements.

Leona was born Sept. 14, 1921, in Montrose, to William and Minnie (Weege) Dalbec.

She was hard-working, active in her faith, and loved to garden and bake; growing over 220 feet of cultivated flowers.

Leona tended Calvary Cemetery with her husband for 14 years as a work of mercy.

She is survived by her husband of 76 years, Ambrose; children Ralph (Jeanne) Yantes, Shirley Hayes, Stan (Barb) Yantes, and Gary (Sharon) Yantes; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren.

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