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Obituary for Edwin Gilbert Leonard

Edwin Gilbert Leonard, age 78, a former resident of Ft. Scott, Kansas, and more recently of Mesa, Arizona, passed away Monday, August 27, 2018, in Mesa. He was born August 14, 1940, in Ft. Scott, the son of Wilbur H. Leonard and Hattie L. Francis Leonard. He married Leanna Corine Wise on July 31, 1960, in Ft. Scott. Ed and Leanna moved from Ft. Scott to Arizona in 1969. Ed had worked in Arizona as a carpenter.

Survivors include his wife, Leanna, of the home in Mesa and a son, Wayne Leonard of Chandler, Arizona. Also surviving are five sisters, Francis Brown, of Kansas City, Kansas, Berniece Calame, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Linda Defebaugh, of Nevada, Missouri, Wanda Leonard of Ft. Scott, Kansas and Dorothy Wild, of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma and a brother, Larry Leonard, of Owasso, Oklahoma. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Albert Warren Leonard and Hubert Leonard and three sisters, Mary Margaret Leonard, Nadine Wurtz and Juanita Monroe.

Rev. Chuck Russell will conduct graveside services at 1:00 P.M. Saturday at the Memory Gardens Cemetery in Ft. Scott. Memorials are suggested to the SEK Humane Society and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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Memory Gardens Cemetery

U. S. 69 Hwy and Indian Road
Fort Scott, KS 66701

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Memory Gardens Cemetery

U. S. 69 Hwy and Indian Road
Fort Scott, KS 66701

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SEK Humane Society


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