|Short Name:||Leona Von Brethorst|
|Full Name:||Von Brethorst, Leona, 1923-|
Leona Pearl (Bruce) Von Brethorst was born in Stinking Creek, Tennessee in 1923 to Leonard and Teresa Owens Bruce. After living in Detroit for a brief period as a young adult during World War II, she moved to Long Beach, California where she met and married Robert Von Brethorst. She was an active member of Bethany Chapel where she wrote poems and songs, organized an outreach that fed the homeless, and made quits for anyone in need. She died in 2010.