Donita Jean (Leonard) Trent, age 87, passed away on July 18, 2019, at LaCoba Nursing in Monett MO, where she has resided for the past five years after suffering several strokes and cancer. Donita was born on June 16, 1932, in Cedar County to Ezra and Naomi Leonard. Donita was raised and lived most of her life in El Dorado Springs and the Stockton area.
Donita was preceded in death by her husband Cletis Trent, her parents, three brothers, Don, Brian and Kent Leonard and a longtime companion, Willis Bryant.
She is survived by her son Dan K. Leonard and wife Shelly Leonard of Monett MO and two step-grandchildren, Karissa St. Clair of Monett, MO and Kevin Bone-Leonard of Springfield, MO. She is also survived by her three nephews and one niece and a host of great- nieces and nephews.
Donita was a good, kind person who loved fiddle music, jig dancing and needle point. She had a witty personality and loved to tease and joke with everyone she met. She was a very determined person and always made the best of things. When her first stroke took her ability to write with her right hand, she learned to use her left hand. She was an avid letter writer to all her family and friends. Donita will be missed by her family and friends. It is certain that Donita jigged her way through the gates of heaven into the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.