71 year old Leona Thomason Colwell of Liberty died Thursday afternoon at NHC HealthCare Center in Smithville. She was the daughter of the late Leon and May Bell Mencer Kelly. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, W.W. Thomason, Jr. "Chief". Leona was a retired factory worker and a member of the Liberty United Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband, Maxie Colwell of Liberty; Daughter, Jennifer and husband Dewayne Bain of Smithville; Three step-children, Bobby and wife Ruby Thomason, Doyle Thomason, and Patsy and husband Jessie Drury all of Smithville. Two grandchildren, Rachel Edge and Saxon Bain. Four step-grandchildren, B.J. Thomason, Clint Thomason, Michael Caldwell, and Devin Drury. The funeral service will be conducted at 2:PM Monday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel and burial to be in Salem Cemetery in Liberty. Visitation will be Monday 10:AM until the time of the service at 2:PM. In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.