Monday, January 14, 2019

Carol Bootier Leonard (January 13, 2019)

Carol Bootier Leonard, 73, of Greenville, passed away at home surrounded by her family, early Sunday morning, January 13, 2019.

She was born on February 15, 1945 in Schenectady, New York to the late Harold Lee and Antoinette Marie (Augusta) Bootier.

In addition to her parents, Carol was preceded in death by two grandsons, James Theo Leonard and Sam Leonard.

Carol loved all God’s creations. She loved exploring the outdoors, hiking, camping and kayaking. She absolutely adored otters and their playful nature which mirrored her own playful sprit. She loved all animals, but she had a special place for her dogs. Brodie, her beloved pet, was by her side until the end. She was very creative and enjoyed crocheting, basket weaving and was an amazing baker. Carol enjoyed reading. She especially loved studying God’s word.

Carol was a caregiver. She devoted her life to caring for others as a nurse at Rest Haven Nursing Home. She had a heart for children. Together with her husband, they operated the Emmaus Learning Center where she had been a teacher for the past 15 years. She was a proponent of life and was very active with the Darke County Pregnancy Help Center.

Carol is survived by her husband of 37 years, Pastor Jim Leonard, whom she married October 24, 1981; her daughter, Nicole (Micah) Thorp of Greenville; her son, Sgt. Jesse Lee Leonard of Frederic, Michigan; her grandchildren, Tyler He, Kaitlyn, Marcus, Lukas, and Iris Thorp; her siblings, Karen (Paul) Akers of St. Petersburg, Florida, Peter Bootier of Yankeetown, Florida, Harold (Karen) Bootier of Litize, Pennsylvania, and Mary (Butch) Lamb of Boynton, Beach, Florida.

A Celebration of Carol’s life will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Tribute Funeral Homes, Greenville Campus with Evangelist Harlan Barnett officiating.

Family and friends may visit on Friday, January 18, 2019 from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the funeral home, and again on Saturday from 10:00 AM until the time of the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Darke County Pregnancy Help Center, 105 W. 3rd Street, Greenville, Ohio 45331

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