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Sandra Jean Leonard

Lewis & Gillum Funeral Homes

28 Harding Avenue, Jackson, OH 45640

(p) 740-286-2010          (f) 740-286-5640

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Sandra Jean Leonard, age 77, of Jackson, Ohio, passed away on April 21, 2024, at home surrounded by her family.

Sandra was born in Wellston, Ohio to the late Edgar and Mona (Willis) Scarberry.

Sandra was employed by the Times Journal newspaper for 30 plus years. She wrote a column for the Times Journal and Vinton County Courier called “Country Cooking”.  She was a 4-H advisor for Apple City 4-H for 32 years, as well as a member of the Moonshiners 4-H club as a youth member. She was also a member of Victory Grange for 10 years. Sandra volunteered for the Secret Santa program for many years. Her children were the biggest blessing of her life.

Sandra is survived by her husband of many years, James S Leonard, Sr; son James S. Leonard, Jr; daughter, Angela Leonard Downard and her beloved son in law, Luke; grandsons, Nicholas and Trevor Leonard; and her brother, Timothy Scarberry.

In addition to her parents, she is proceeded in death by her brother, Randall Scott Scarberry and sister, Cindy Scarberry.

Per her wishes, no public services will be held at this time. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Interment will be held at Pattonsville Cemetery. Funeral Arrangements are being handled by Lewis & Gillum Funeral Homes of Jackson. Online condolences can be sent to


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