September 06, 1935 - December 20, 2020
Leone Boruff, 85, passed away on Sunday, December 20, 2020 in Omaha, NE. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at the Loess Hills Funeral Home in Carson with Rev. John Lacey officiating. Burial will be in the Carson Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at the Loess Hills Funeral Home in Carson. Loess Hills Funeral Home in Carson is caring for Leone and her family.
** Face masks and social distancing ** are strongly recommended when attending the visitation and funeral service
Memorials are directed to the family
Donna Leone Boruff, the youngest of thirteen children of the late George and Martha (Atwood) Salmon, was born September 6, 1935 in Perry, IA. Leone planted roots in Iowa, Florida, and Nebraska soil in her lifetime.
A selfless and hardworking mother, Leone saw to raising five children while working full-time. From humble beginnings, she ensured her kids had a clean house and food on the table, serving them before herself.
It was at "The Farm" in Macedonia, IA with her late husband, Dale Boruff (married August 7, 1980), where many memories were made. From buggy rides with their Shetland pony, Shorty, to games of Scategories at the kitchen table, holidays and special occasions were enriched by the distinct flavor of Leone's mouth-watering beef and noodles.
An avid sports fan, you could find Leone in the stands cheering at her grandchildren's events, the racetrack, or watching football or basketball on television. She and Dale enjoyed many road trips and cruising throughout the years. Leone loved the sun on her skin and sand in her toes.
Surrounded by family, Leone entered into eternal rest on December 20, 2020. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sisters Lena, Peggy, Mary, Opal, Doris, Alice, Katherine, JoAnn, brothers George, Orville, and William, and son Mike Ransom.
She is survived by sister Martha Ann McDowell, children Susan Sheets (Doug), Wanda Burhenne (Carl), Ronnie Ransom, Vickie Friedrichsen (Jay), step-children Loy Thommen, Dennis Boruff, and Leah Boruff, many cherished grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.