M. Leana Drown

Birth Date: 
Sunday, August 15, 2021
Date of Passing: 
Sunday, August 15, 2021

“Together Again’

WOOSTER – M. Leana Drown, 86 of Wooster passed away on Sunday, August 15, 2021 at West View Healthy Living.

Leana was born October 27, 1934 in Bethany, Missouri the daughter of Marcus and Merl Harrison Richardson.  She married Henry J. “Hank” Drown on January 3, 1958.  He preceded her in death on August 22, 2017.

She retired from the Wayne Co. National Bank.  Leana loved her family and was a strong woman with a strong faith.

Surviving are her children David L. (Tammy) Drown of Loudonville, Jennie L. (Terry) Cramlett of Marco Island, Florida and Mark H. Drown of Canton; 9 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; a brother Bryce (Nancy) Richardson of Yakima, Washington and a sister Neva (Clay) Whybark of Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and a daughter Carrie M. Sullivan.

Private family graveside services will be held at the Ripley Cemetery.

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.

Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster.

The family would like to thank LifeCare Hospice and the staff of West View Healthy Living for all they did for Mom.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com.

Memorial Contributions: 

Ohio's Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691


No calling hours


private family graveside services at Ripley Cemetery


Leana was a wonderful person i’ll always remember my time at Wayne County National Bank working with her and found memories of stopping out t their and talking to her and hank

Was there a sweeter, more lovely woman than Leanna? I never met one! She was as humble, warm and welcoming as a woman can be, I so enjoyed her from the first moment we met. Leanna not only gave me the pickle recipe I am now so famous for in my family, but she also invited me over to see her process and always said to call if I had any questions. I will always think of her, especially in July when I pick up my pickles and start the process. What a blessing she has always been to me. My condolences to the family (who I also enjoyed :0); I know that you have many happy memories and am sure you feel blessed to have had such a wonderful mother.... Mary Alice

Jenn, We are so very sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. Hugs, Thoughts, Prayers and much love to you and your family.

What a beautiful picture of two beautiful people inside and out.
Our deepest sympathies.

So sorry to hear of the passing of dear Leana. We worked together at Peoples Federal Bank and had the most fun. We remained friends long after. She was a sweet and beautiful soul. I am sure she is rejoicing now in heaven and is with her Hank. My thoughts and prayers to her family.

Our prayers are with the family. We remember so many wonderful times together and seeing the kids as they grew up when we had the opportunity to visit them in Ohio. We are so delighted Hank and Leana are together again. We remember visiting when we were living in New York and seeing the interactions among the family. We especially enjoyed the opportunities to share our 50th and 60th wedding anniversary's together on cruises to Alaska and up the Columbia River. Both brought much joy and pleasure to all whom they knew and engaged with. Clay and Neva Whybark

What a special lady! Such a joy to talk to. She is together with your dad and Carrie. I can only imagine the reunion that is taking place. With our sympathy, Dewey and Susan Garrison

Leana and Hank were great friends to my parents even before I (and their children) were born. Both have been a great influence on my life. They were always interested in my family. I have many great memories going back to when I was a toddler of Hank and Leana doing things with my parents (e.g. coming home laughing about the movie they went to (the movie they wanted to see was sold out so they saw the other movie they hadn't heard of - M.A.S.H.). They stopped in Nashville, TN twice to see me and my family on trips where they were driving around the southeast visiting friends and family. They are reunited now in Heaven with their daughter Carrie.

Prayers and hugs to you all! They were both great, kind, and fun loving people! Fond memories of times gone past. She will be missed.

im so sry for the lost of your mom she was a great lady im sure mom and the rest of the family was waitin for her n im sure they are having a great Réunion

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