Ruby Pauline Leonard, 93, of Galax, Va., passed away March 15, 2023, at her home.

She was born in Grayson County, Va., on Nov. 24, 1929, to Joseph and Hallie Anders Stamper. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thurman Martin Leonard; son, Gale Leonard; a sister and a brother.

She is survived by her daughters, Sharon Burcham of Chinook, Montana, and Nancy Hutchens of Galax, Va.; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Yvette Leonard of Hillsville, Va., Allen and Margarita Leonard of Silver City, N.M., Edward and Lesa Leonard, Daniel Leonard and Randall Leonard, all of Galax, Va., Jeffrey and Pamela Leonard of Rural Retreat, Va.; sister, Mary Lee Nichols of Advance, N.C.; 16 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; half-siblings, Ella Ruth Stoneman, Demmie Breedings, Joe Stamper and Charlie Stamper.

The funeral service will be held March 18, 2023, at 2 p.m. at Locust Grove Church of Christ with Bill Dinwiddie officiating. Burial will follow in the Monta Vista Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until time for the funeral service at the Locust Grove Church of Christ.

Vaughan-Guynn Funeral Home is serving the family.