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Leona E. (Eckler) Mower

April 21, 1930 ~ October 8, 2021 (age 91)

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Herkimer - Leona E. Mower, 91, a long time Pullman Street resident, passed away peacefully on Friday, October, 8, 2021 at her home with her loving family by her side.

 She was born April 21, 1930 in Little Falls, the daughter of the late Harvey and Gladys (Eberle) Eckler, and was a graduate of Herkimer High School.

 On June 2, 1949, Leona was united in marriage to Glen E. Mower at the First United Methodist Church in Herkimer. The couple shared a blessed union of 67 years until the passing of Glen on January 14, 2016.

 Leona's life was centered around her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed cooking for her family and was at her happiest when she had her whole family home for Saturday dinner. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, needlework and embroidering. She was always making something to be gifted to her family and friends.

 Survivors include her devoted son, Ronald Mower and his wife Karen of Herkimer; her cherished grandchildren, John Bubb and his wife Nancy of Camillus, Andrea Lawrence of Ilion, Randi Fike and her husband Kevin of Ilion and Amanda Klink and her husband Jeremy of Herkimer; her cherished great grandchildren, Derek, Dylan, Ethan, Aubrie, Jacob, Samantha, Brian, Adalyn, Julianne, Avery and Wyatt; a brother Fred Eckler and his wife Maureen of Debary, Florida; a son-in-law, John Bubb and his wife Jody of Mohawk; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

She was pre-deceased by her loving daughter, Gail "Suzie" Bubb on February 19, 1995; her brothers, Robert Eckler of May 17, 2002, Kenneth Eckler on March 9, 2007 and an infant brother Gordie Eckler.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday October 14, 2021 at 12:00 noon at the Vincent A. Enea Funeral Service, (next to NBT Bank), 527 E. Albany St., Herkimer, NY with Reverend Joelle Faulks, pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Little Falls/Herkimer, officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. View Memorial Gardens, Town of Little Falls. The family will be receiving relatives and friends on Thursday, October 14, 2021 from 11:00 am until the time of the services at noon. All memorial contributions may be made at a charity of one's choice.

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