Leona M. Olson, 83 of Pecatonica, IL died at 8:45 p.m., Friday, May 12, 2017 at home after a lengthy illness. \r\n\r\nShe was born January 17, 1934 in Rockford, IL, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert and Mildred (Zimmerman) Bennett. Leona married Robert Olson in Pecatonica, IL on February 10, 1979. She was employed by Barber Colman. She was a member of First Congregational Church. The family would like to extend a very special thank you to Northern IL Hospice and especially to Sue, Trista and Noreen \r\n\r\nSurvivors include daughters Deborah Taylor and Trudie Boomer both of Pecatonica, IL; son Robert (Maria) Hulbert of Rockford, IL; daughter Denise (Matt Storey) Olson of Rockton, IL; stepchildren Alan (Sherri) Olson, Randal (Pam) Olson both of Pecatonica, IL, Susan (Steve) Nelson of Denver, CO, Patricia (Rex) Lender of Pecatonica, IL, Dana (Tim) Eschen of Roscoe, IL; 15 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Leona was preceded in death by her parents, husband, stepson Timothy Olson, a granddaughter and sister Ruth Barrickman. \r\n\r\nFuneral ceremonies to be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 16, 2017 in First Congregational Church, 633 Reed Street, Pecatonica, IL with Reverend Duane Hoffman officiating. Burial to be in Sunset Memorial Gardens in Machesney Park, IL. A visitation will be held at the church from 9:30 a.m. until time of ceremony on Tuesday. \r\n\r\nMemorials may be given to Northern Illinois Hospice, 4215 Newburg Road, Rockford, IL 61108 or First Congregational Church, 633 Reed Street, Pecatonica, IL 61063.