Leona was born April 20, 1939 in Coshocton Ohio. She married James R Coffin, June 1958 in the State of Montana.
Leona is survived by husband James R Coffin, children Penny Huff (Coffin), Cheryl Bellemare (Coffin), Anthony Coffin. Grandchildren Amanda Nguyen (Huff), Benn Huff. Great Grand Child Killian Nguyen. Brother David (Amy) Thompson, Sister Carol (Richard) Trees, Sister-in-law Vickie Thompson. Preceding in death are her parents, Harold and Vivian Thompson, sister Sallie Norman (nee Thompson) and brother Hal Thompson.
Leona worked in the Thrift store industry most of her life. She enjoyed travel and adventures. She got her private pilots license in 1973 and performed flight-based operations out of Washington MO. In 1974 Leona travelled to Minnesota to build a log cabin with a group of other adventure enthusiasts. She enjoyed auctions, flea markets and estate sales. At one point she opened a secondhand store of her own. Leona would eventually leave the Thrift store business temporarily to be self employed selling Avon, Tupperware and Watkins products, attending all the conventions.
Leona moved to San Antonio Texas in 1998 where she went back into the Thrift store business and developed a fondness for Magic. She became quite good at it, fooling her friends and family. She loved performing magic for private parties and family, her stage name was Leona the Enchantress. She would move to Houston to work with brothers and sisters in law, David (Amy) Thompson and Hal (Vickie) Thompson with DAV Thrift stores for 20 years. Leona retired in 2021.
She will be dearly missed by family, friends and former co-workers.
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