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Anne Kleinsteuber Leon, 93, died March 29, 2020 of natural causes at her residence.

She was born in Savannah, daughter of the late Max E. and Emma Heiss Kleinsteuber. She was a graduate of Savannah High School. After both her children were old enough to go to school she started working for the Chatham County Board of Education in 1960 as a secretary at May Howard School and was there until she retired in 1992. She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church until 1960 when she became a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church on Wilmington Island where she was the organist and choir director for many years. In addition to music and playing the piano at home, she enjoyed reading, gardening, arts and craft projects including origami and calligraphy. Playing Scrabble she was unbeatable, as well as solving crossword and Sudoku puzzles. Her father was a stone cutter and owned Cut Art Stone Company and placed the stone on the public library on Bull Street and many other Savannah structures.

She was the last surviving sibling of the Kleinsteuber children: Betty, Max, Teresa, Carl, Herman and Elsie.

Surviving are her children, Howard A. Leon and his wife Catalina of Atlanta; David A. Leon of Rockland, ME; grandchildren, Michael and Ana Leon; numerous nieces and nephews.

With concern for the safety and health of our family and friends, the memorial service for Anne will be held at a later date.

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  1. Don Leon says:

    Anne was a wonderful sister-in-law! When I was a young boy Anne and her sister Betty used to treat me to countless car trips around Georgia and Florida. Hearing the two of them laughing as they enjoyed a free-spirited trip with their favorite young brother-in-law (!) was a highlight of many a summer spent in Savannah, a welcome getaway from my home in Poughkeepsie. Anne, Gina and I will always remember your warmth, you musical talent, and giving spirit, and your exuberant laugh. Thanks for all your love. We love you. Donnie

  2. Mary Lee Zimmerman says:

    Howard, David, and Family, While living in Wilmington Park and being neighbors with the Leons, I have fond memories of my daily walks with Anne around the park. She was a lovely and very talented lady. So sorry for your loss. Blessings, Mary Lee Zimmerman

  3. stanley walls says:

    I am saddened to hear of Mrs Leon’s passing. I remember many days playing basketball with Howard and David, and she was always so nice to us. My sincere condolences go out to Howard, David, and your families. She will be missed and always remembered. Stanley Walls

  4. Herschel & Margaret Siebert says:

    Our deepest sympathy to the Leon Family. We knew Anne when we went to Redeemer Lutheran and when she was secretary at May Howard. May God surround you with His comforting arms and give you peace.
    Herschel and Margaret Siebert

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