Leenda LiaKos, 84

Leenda Ann LiaKos, 84, of Oconto, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010, at the Callaway District Hospital in Callaway. She was born July 1, 1926, at Lexington, to George and Mary (Malooley) Maloley. She went through elementary school at District 17 and attended Lexington High School. Leenda was united in marriage to John S. LiaKos Aug. 27, 1950, at Lexington. Three sons were blessed to this marriage; Michael, Nick and Norman. Leenda was a member of St. George Orthodox Church in Kearney as well as St. Helen’s Altar Society. She loved her church and was an active member for many years. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Oconto. Leenda was first and foremost a wife and mother, but helped John in their store, the M&L Department Store, for many years. She enjoyed doing puzzles, but her greatest love in life was her family. She attended all of her boys’ activities when they were in school. She had a wonderful sense of humor and a warm and caring personality. She was a great cook and enjoyed cooking Lebanese food. She will be very missed. Survivors include her husband of 60 years, John Liakos of Oconto; three sons, Michael and Darlene LiaKos of Minden, Nick and Jane LiaKos of Lawrence, Kan., and Norman and Pat LiaKos of Curtis; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; five brothers, Shibble Maloley of Lexington, Faud and Wanda Maloley of Lexington, Nimer and Margaret Maloley of Kearney, John and Mary Maloley of Lexington, and Joe and Linda Maloley of Lexington; two sisters, Sadie Maloley of Spring Valley, Ill., and Victoria Salem of Kearney. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Leenda was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Toffie, Andy and Zickie and one sister, Esther. Funeral services were Dec. 10, 2010, at St. George Orthodox Church in Kearney, with the Rev. Christopher Morris and the Very Rev. Philip Vreeland officiating. Burial was in Fort McPherson National Cemetery in Maxwell. Memorials are suggested to the Liakos Family for later designation. Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences to the family may be sent to reynoldslovefuneralhome.com.