Leona W. Lorkovich, 86, formerly of Aliquippa, passed away early Wednesday morning, March 1, 2017, following a brief illness.Born September 4, 1930, and raised in Monaca Heights, she was a daughter of the late Bert and Malinda (Costilow) Weekley. A graduate of Monaca High School, Class of 1948, Leona continued her schooling at Geneva College in Beaver Falls, where she earned her education degree in 1952. Leona taught second grade in the Aliquippa School District, retiring from Sheffield Elementary in 1991. She was married to Stephan ‘Steve’ Lorkovich on June 14, 1969, and together they raised their two children, Paul and Malinda. Steve preceded her in death on November 2, 2010. A lifelong and faithful member of Monaca United Methodist Church, she was dean of the church’s first Vacation Bible School, taught Sunday school and was a member of the United Methodist Women’s Society. She still attended the monthly Monaca High School alumni luncheons. When her son was a member of Boy Scout Troop #423 in Center Township, she served as their treasurer for five years.She will be sadly missed by her son, Paul (Jennifer) Lorkovich of Mayfield Heights, OH, and her daughter, Malinda (Pat) Lorkovich of New Lenox, IL; eight grandchildren, Jacob, Tiegan, Elise, Brynn, Kassie, Adwen, Rowen and Davin; a brother, Ancil (Mary Lou) Weekley of Greensboro, NC, and several nieces and nephews.In addition to her husband and parents, Leona was preceded in death by three sisters, Bonnie Weekley, Ima W. Moldovan and Fay Sanderbeck and a brother, Bert L. Weekley.Friends will be received Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the Simpson Funeral & Cremation Services, 1119 Washington Avenue, Monaca, where funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. Her pastor, Rev. David Vaughn, will officiate.Interment will follow in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park.Memorial contributions may be made, if desired, to Monaca United Methodist Church, 813 Indiana Avenue, Monaca, PA 15061.To share online condolences, get directions and other information, please visit simpsonfuneralhome.com.