May 25, 1917 ~ March 18, 2010

Born in: Linden Heights, OH,
Resided in: Fletcher, NC

Mary Leona McDaniel Maggert, 92, of Fletcher, died Thursday, March 18, 2010 at her residence. A native of Linden Heights, OH, she was a daughter of the late Emmett and Opal Yinger Leasure, but she was raised by her beloved step-father, Fred Olson. She was also preceded in death by her first husband to whom she was married for 50 years, Ralph L. McDaniel, who served in WWII and her second husband, to whom she was married for 6 years, Bill Maggert, as well as one brother, Paul Olson. She was a member of Kingwood Baptist Church in Kingwood, TX and was a co-founder of SASY (Seniors Actively Staying Young) in Kingwood, which was a group that focused on socializing and traveling for senior citizens. Mrs. Maggert is survived by one daughter, Barbara Jo "Bobbi" McIntosh and her husband, Jerry, of Fletcher; two grandchildren, Rick Ware and his wife, Lisa, of Jamestown, NC and Tiffany Vasenius and her husband, Art, of Long Beach, CA; two great-grandchildren, Cody Shane Ware and Carson Reid Ware; one sister, JoAnn McAninch and her husband, Frank, of San Diego, CA and two nieces, Debbie Jo Baker and Lisa Ann Sawyer. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 in the chapel of Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian with Pastor David Brass officiating. Interment will follow at Calvary Episcopal Churchyard in Fletcher. The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00 PM on Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to either Family Time, 101 Main Street, Humble, TX 77338 or to the Foster Memorial Seventh-Day Adventist Church (Community Services) 375 Hendersonville Road, Asheville, NC 28803.

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  1. Praying that you find peace and joy in the memories that Momo left with you. My favorite memory was the time I drove Momo to SASY and ran a red light answering a call from Jerry…oy. Love to all of you…Rachel

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  2. I have so many wonderful memories of Leona especially her courtship with Bill and the SASSY events! She is no longer with us, but the memories will always be there!! My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time.

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