Leone M. Nearad-Novy, 95, of Solon, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at the Solon Care Center. Services were Jan. 9 at Brosh Chapel, with burial following in Oakland Cemetery.
Leone was born Sept. 19, 1917, in rural Johnson County, the daughter of Frank and Amelia (Chaloupka) Maresh. She married George F. Nearad on Jan. 24, 1934. George died Aug. 17, 1976. She later married Frank “Bud” Novy on Dec. 28, 1981. Frank died Nov. 25, 1990. Leone had worked for Hollands Grocery, Solon Care Center, Mercy Hospital and at the Alamo Hotel in Iowa City. She enjoyed playing cards, tending to her flower and vegetable gardens, and spending time with her friends and family.
Leone is survived by her children Wilbur (Mary) Nearad of Solon, Richard (Naomi) Nearad of Swisher, Shirley (Leo) Prochaska-Ruth of Solon, Terry (Bill) Hoffman of Ely, and Barb Pulido of Muscatine; 16 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and 17 great-great-grandchildren; a sister Evelyn Hynek of Cedar Rapids; and a sister-in-law Rose Maresh of Ely.
Leone was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, and a brother Lloyd Maresh
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