Funeral services were held Friday, May 27, at the Bethel Baptist Church in Newell. Burial was in the Early Union Cemetery in Early. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements.
Leone was born on April 15, 1919 at her home in Harris, to Nick and Anna (Jansma) Hibma and was the 5th oldest of 10 siblings. She attended Northwestern, Wheaton, and graduated from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich.with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education. She also received her Masters Degree in Education from Mankato State. She taught Grade School in Long Beach, Calif.; Omaha, Neb.; and Harris, before teaching grade school in Sac City.
On March 11, 1951, Leone was united in marriage to Calvin Frohardt in Council Bluffs. Together, they were blessed with four children: Fred, Nich, Avis and Clifford. Recently, they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.
Leone had a strong faith in the Lord and was very involved in church over the years. Currently she was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church in Newell. Music was very important to her and she was an accomplished pianist, organist, and singer. Over the years, Calvin and Leone enjoyed singing many duets together at church functions. Leone was an avid reader and very intellectually curious. She enjoyed cooking, canning, and sewing. Leone was inquisitive, adventurous, hard working, family orientated and happy to share an opinion. She and Calvin enjoyed traveling and visiting family and friends prior to her illness. Leone was very proud of her family and treasured all their times together.
In addition to her husband Calvin, Leone is survived by her four children: Fred (Donna) Frohardt of Auburn, Maine; Nich (Donna) Frohardt of Sac City; Avis (Roland) Lussier of Melbourne, Fla.; and Cliff (Cathy) Frohardt of Nemaha; 14 grandchildren: Penelope (Tom) Austin; Chelley (Jeremiah) Casey; Eric (Lea) Frohardt; Nicholas Frohardt; Daniel (Rachael) Frohardt; Robin Frohardt; Ian (Mariah) Lussier; Danielle (Ross) Eldridge; Patrick Lussier; Matthew Lussier; Anna Lussier; Jonathan Lussier; Heidi (Phil) Smith; and Chris Frohardt; four great grandchildren: Luke, Daisy, and Lilly Frohardt; and Callan Casey; two sisters: Hattie Marie (Gene) Frost of Chicago, Ill. and Phyllis Frost of Long Beach, Calif.; one brother, Ervin (Viola) Hibma; sisters-in-law: Bernice Cole; Norma Frohardt; Elvima Hibma; Betty Hibma; Gertude Hibma; extended family and friends.
Leone was preceded in death by her parents; brothers: Pierce (Charlotte); Clarence; Elmer (Goldie); Don; and Ray (Emily); sister, Kathryn (Lawrence) Van Wyk; and brother-in-law: Wally Frost; Ed Cole; and Wesley Frohardt.