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Joanne A. Leyden

Birth Date: May 28, 1937
Death Date: April 12, 2019

Joanne A. Leyden, 81, of Decatur, passed away Friday, April 12, 2019, in her daughter’s home, surrounded by her family. 

Joanne was born May 28, 1937, in Chicago, IL, to John and Genevieve (Kletcher) Mihatovic. She married Charles J. Leyden on August 4, 1956 in Westmont, IL. He passed away February 17, 2018. Joanne was a member of St. Patrick Church and she volunteered with Catholic Charities. 

She is survived by her four children, Jeffrey Charles (Jennifer) Leyden, Decatur, IL, John Joseph (Jennifer) Leyden, Madison, WI, Julie Miller of Decatur, IL and Jennifer (Bill) Godfrey of Decatur, IL; eight grandchildren, Megan, Sam, Jayne, Scott, David, Austin, Matthew and Alyssa; seven great-grandchildren and one on the way. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her granddaughter, Rachel Miller; her brother and her sister. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at St. Patrick Church with Father John Burnette, officiating. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at Moran & Goebel Funeral Home. Burial will be in North Fork Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to American Cancer Society or Alzheimer’s Association. 

The family of Joanne Leyden is being served by Moran & Goebel Funeral Home, 2801 N. Monroe St. Decatur, IL. Please view the online obituary, send condolences, and share memories at 

April 16, 2019
5:00 pm
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Moran & Goebel Funeral Home
2801 North Monroe Street Decatur, Il 62526
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Mass of Christian Burial
April 17, 2019
10:00 am
St. Patrick Catholic Church
407 E. Eldorado Ave. Decatur, IL 62523
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April 17, 2019
North Fork Cemetery
Decatur, IL
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  1. Prayers to the Family. So sorry for your loss. God will make away in this most difficult time. God Bless…

  2. Prayers

    Written by: Sue Kowa

    Jeff, Megan and family,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in these days ahead of memories full of joy and love. Heaven gained a new Angel who’s looking down and holding you all.
    In my thoughts and prayers,
    Sue Kowa

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