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LaNell Scribner Leonard

November 3, 1926 — August 4, 2020

LaNell Scribner Leonard, 93, formerly of Canadian passed away on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 in Amarillo.

Graveside services will be 10:00 AM Friday, August 7, 2020 at Mobeetie Cemetery with Ben Mathers officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Canadian.

LaNell Scribner was born November 3, 1926 in Mobeetie to James Arch and Flora Mae Morgan Scribner.  After graduating from Mobeetie High School, Nell was employed by the First State Bank of Mobeetie.  She and Dinzel Leonard were married on December 24, 1946. They celebrated 71 years of marriage before he preceded her in 2017. 

When Dinzel was called into the ministry, Nell answered that call as well.  She was the epitome of a pastor’s wife, a gracious host, a kind friend and confidant, consummate church worker, and spiritual mentor.  She was a beloved wife, mother, and Nanny to her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Nell was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Janis Mae Leonard; grandson, Travis Neil Brunson; 5 brothers, James Dalton Scribner, Lawrence M. Scribner, Jerald Wayne Scribner, Charles Glen Scribner, and Johnnie Lee Scribner.

Survivors include 2 daughters, Ann Gibbs of Elk City, OK, June Brunson and husband Jerry of Amarillo; a son, Michael Leonard and wife Mary Jo of Canadian; 7 grandchildren, Greta Gibbs Boyd and husband Doug of Lincoln, NE, Drew Gibbs of Elk City, OK, Belton Gibbs and wife Skye of Macomb, OK, Cindy Brunson Nikkel and husband Darren of Hereford, Trent Brunson and wife Clare of New York, NY, Ebbie Brunson of Amarillo, and Kami Leonard Gilmour and husband Andrew of Canadian; 15 great grandchildren; 3 sisters, Naomi Elliott, Ola Mae Williams, and Marie Kilcrease and husband George; a brother, Archie Jean Scribner and wife Judy.

Memorials can be sent to Lone Star Angel Project, PO Box 303, Canadian, Texas 79014 or a favorite charity.

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Graveside Service

Friday, August 7, 2020

Starts at 10:00am (Central time)

Mobeetie Cemetery

, Mobeetie, TX 79061

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