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Eva Joy (Rumple) Leonard

April 19, 1931 ~ January 28, 2022 (age 90)

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   Eva Joy (Rumple) Leonard, 90, of Catawba, NC, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by loved ones on January 28, 2022.

   Eva was born on April 19, 1931, in Iredell County.  She was the daughter of the late Roy Daniel Rumple and Annie Mae (Linley) Rumple.  In addition to her parents, Eva was preceded in death by her husband, Phillip Talmadge Leonard, two sons, Terry Davidson and Mark Leonard, a brother, Dan Rumple, and six sisters, Fern Crouch, Betty Threate, Wanda Williams, Nadine Rector, Jackie Smith, and Dorothy Lytton.

   In life, Eva was a devoted wife and mother as a stay at home mom, she was a Christian woman as a member of Catawba United Methodist Church.  When she wasn’t at home or church, Eva enjoyed taking the kids to sports and events. She also enjoyed dancing, spending time at the family lake house, traveling to their property in Montana, and spending time with her grandchildren. 

   Eva leaves behind to cherish her memory; a son, David Leonard (Hope), her grandchildren, Kelsey Setzer (Eric), Nikki Davidson, Justin Davidson and Cody Davidson, and great grandchildren, Zoe Haneline, Kayleigh Setzer and Layla Marie Davidson, who will all miss her greatly.

   A graveside service for Eva will be held on Wednesday, February 2, at Catawba United Methodist Church Cemetery beginning at 2:00 pm.  Rev. Joe Parker and Rev. Heetae Kim will officiate the service.

   In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Carolina Caring Catawba Valley Hospice House in memory of Eva.  Donations can be sent to 3975 Robinson Dr. BLDG 3 Suite A Newton, NC 28658.

Davie Funeral Service of Mocksville are honored to serve the family.

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Graveside Service
February 2, 2022

2:00 PM
Catawba United Methodist Church
207 E. Central Ave.
Catawba, NC 28609

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