Georgia Ann Ellis-Leonard, age 65 of Middleville , passed away on Wednesday April 13 , 2016 at her residence with her family at her side.

She was born February 14 , 1951 in Battle Creek , Michigan the daughter of Robert James and Eva Marie ( Belkowski ) Ellis .

Georgia attended Hastings area schools . Her employment included Hastings Pizza Hut , Big Boy in Hastings and Grand Rapids, she retired in 1989 from Adac Plastics in Grand Rapids.

She married Dick Leonard November 23, 1986.

Georgia enjoyed shopping , playing bingo , going to the Galesburg Speedway , she loved doing things with her family , going to the beach, camping , and most of all organizing family gatherings and reunions .  She loved to cook  for family and friends.

She was a member of the Women of the Moose, Eagles , VFW in Caledonia , where she volunterred for various activities.  

Georgia will be remembered as a kind person who would do anything for anyone.

She was preceded in death by her parents Robert and Eva Ellis, brothers, George , Jim , Gerald , and Richard Ellis , sister Patricia Love and brother Marvin Dunkle.

Georgia is survived by her husband Dick Leonard , her children , Brian Hayes , Patti Hayes , Brenda (Charlie) Sollinger, Dick Leonard II , Carol (David) Ellsworth , Carl Leonard , Samantha Leonard , 18 grandchildren , 13 great-grandchildren , brothers , Leonard (Marcia) Metheny , Robert Jr. (Kathy) Ellis , sister , Mary Ann (Daniel) Pomeroy and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial can be made to the family to help with final expenses.


A visitaion will be held on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 from 2 - 4 pm and 6 - 8 pm at the Girrbach Funeral Home in Hastings.   A Memorial service will be held on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 11:00 am at the Middleville United Methodist Church, 111 Church St., Middleville, MI.  A luncheon will follow the Memorial Service.


Arrangements by Girrbach Funeral Home, please visit our website at to sign the online guestbook or to leave a memory or message for the family.









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