Agnes T. Leemon


DANVILLE - Agnes T. Leemon, 96, of Danville passed away February 8, 2019, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.
Agnes was born December 15, 1922, the daughter of John J. and Margaret (Gordon) Morrissey in Gifford, Ill.
She married Joseph "Red" E. Leemon on November 16, 1946, in Danville, Ill. He preceded her in death on June 26, 2005.
Survivors include her son, Joseph Leemon Jr. of Champaign, Ill.; two daughters, Kathy (Darrell) Myers of Fairmount, Ill., and Nancy (Robert) Grimes of Oakwood, Ill.; two sisters-in-law, Marge Leemon of Virginia and Sona Morrissey of Danville; 16 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; four step-great grandchildren; as well as several special nieces and nephews.
Agnes is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joe "Red" Leemon; one brother, John (Lois); three sisters, Margaret (Richard), Mary Ellen (William) and Ruth Ann; and one brother-in-law, Robert.
Agnes was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church, Ladies of the Rosary, the Elks and Boat Club and was a volunteer at United Samaritans Medical Center. She enjoyed spending her free time with her family, bowling, taking bus trips to St Louis Cardinals baseball games and was an Illini men's basketball fan.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, February 12, at St. Paul's Catholic Church, 1303 Walnut St., Danville, with Father Bowan Schmitt officiating. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Monday, February 11, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Danville, 3940 N. Vermilion St., with a 3:30 p.m. Rosary service prior to visitation. Agnes will be laid to rest with her husband at Danville National Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to Schlarman Academy in lieu of flowers. Please join Agnes' family in sharing memories, photos and videos on her Tribute Wall at
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