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Leona Jean Townsend

Leona Jean Townsend, American nursing administrator.


  • Townsend, Leona Jean was born on February 17, 1936 in Oakland City, Indiana, United States. Daughter of Lester York and Francis Eliza (Loveless) Willis.

  • Education

    • Registered Nurse, St. Mary's School Nursing, 1957.


    • Staff nurse St. Mary's, Evansville, Indiana, 1957-1960, Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie, 1960-1962. Nursing supervisor, Director of Nursing Mary Greeley Hospital, Ames, Iowa, 1962-1967. Instructor Welborn Baptist School Nursing., Evansville, Indiana, 1968-1974, Manhattan (Kansas) Vocational School, 1974-1976.

      Director nursing Riverview Hospital, Little Rock, 1981-1986. Manager Health Advantage health maintenance organization, 1987-1993, Veterans Administration Hospital, Little Rock, since 1993.


    • Married James Willis Townsend, April 20, 1958. 1 child, Eric.
    • father: Lester York Willis
    • mother: Francis Eliza (Loveless) Willis
    • spouse: James Willis Townsend
    • child: Eric Townsend
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    Born February 17, 1936