Kathleen Gardner Leno (Sign Guestbook)

Kathleen Gardner Leno, 95, completed her transition to heaven on Tuesday, September 5, 2017, finally meeting Jesus face to face. She was predeceased by her parents, Charles Edward and Ellen Wright Gardner; five siblings: Ruth Grogg, Fred Gardner, Edith Mack, Esther Hoffman, and John Gardner; and husband, George Edward Leno. Born in Toronto, Canada, Mrs. Leno lived most of her life in St. Petersburg, Florida, and was an active member of Suncoast Cathedral. She moved to Tennessee six years ago to be closer to her children: Anne Yvonne Martin (Arch) of Powell and Douglas Wesley Keith (Joanie) of Chuckey. She attended Redemption Church.  Mrs. Leno is also survived by five grandchildren, Amy Pettit (Michael), Susan Martin, John Adam Martin (Michelle), David Keith (Charity), and Brian Keith; six great-grandsons, Nathaniel, Nicholas, Wesley, Brandon, Jameson, and Preston; and other extended family and friends.

The family will receive friends at Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel on Saturday, September 9 from 11am-1pm. Mrs. Leno will be interred privately at Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery in St. Petersburg, Florida. In lieu of flowers, please send a contribution to Young Williams Animal Center or a favorite charity. Special thanks to the staff and residents of The Courtyards Senior Living, Orchards Building, for making the last few months of her life full of activities, fun and hymn-singing. Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the Mrs. Leno’s family and invites you to view and sign their online guestbook below.


8 guestbook entries for “Kathleen Gardner Leno”:

  1. Carrie Young says:

    Aunt Kathleen, the girls are back together. As you will be missed dearly by so many, I am sure we will see each other again. You are certainly blessed.

  2. Vietta Kinloch and Everett Kinloch says:

    Congratulations, Aunt Kathleen. You reached your goal in life. You made it to Paradise and I am sure you have seen the face of Jesus. We will miss you terribly here on earth, but we know for sure you are ever so happy being reunited with your loved ones once again. We also know you have been made new, all pain and suffering gone forever. You have certainly been a faithful servant of our God. Also, you have been a very special person in this life and will be a special person in your life with Jesus.

    • Anne Martin says:

      Thank you, Vietta. She wanted more than anything to be with Jesus and to be free from this earth. Knowing that makes these days more bearable.

  3. Jackie McCrary says:

    Deepest condolences to Kathleen’s loved ones, and lifting them up in prayer.

  4. Carl Sikkema says:

    I always enjoyed greeting Kathleen in church with Anne, and she would greet me with a sweet smile. I will be praying for her family.

  5. Karen Worley says:

    Kathleen you are in your real home now,you were such a sweet lady,you always had such a beautiful smile,every time I saw you in church was a pleasure,I’ll see you again when I get home….

  6. Phyllis Porter says:

    Anne, Amy, Susan, John and families,
    We know how much you will miss your mother and grandmother. We are praying for you as you grieve her loss but rejoicing also that she is with her Lord and Savior! I’m sorry we never got to meet her.
    With love,
    Ralph and Phyllis Mercer Porter

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