Leo Linaweaver

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Leo Maynard Linaweaver, 71, passed away on Sunday, December 30, 2018 at his residence in Zwolle. He was born on Friday, June 27, 1947 in Lindsborg, Kansas.

He was preceded in death by his father, Forest McKinley Linaweaver; mother, Vera Gladys Gordon Linaweaver; sister, Glova Flood; brothers, Maynard Linaweaver, Delbert Linaweaver and Clarence Linaweaver; and nephew, Jimmy Flood, Jr.

He is survived by his wife, Agnes Beach Linaweaver of Zwolle; children, Michael Linaweaver of Corpus Christi, Texas, Kelly Linaweaver and John Aldrich of Orange Park, Florida, Rebecca Linaweaver and husband, Matt Buller, of Moundridge, Kansas, Marie Ross and husband, Shane, of Garden City, Kansas, Helen Bowlin and husband, Justin, of El Dorado, Kansas and Anthony Linaweaver of Houston, Texas; brother, Linus Linaweaver and wife, Dee, of McPherson, Kansas; brother-in-law, Jim Flood of Many; sister-in-law, Mary Linaweaver of Plains, Kansas; 15 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; along with a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

He graduated from Brookville Kansas High School in 1965, then went to work at Certainteed in McPherson Kansas. In 1967 he joined the United States Navy. He loved traveling during his service. He retired from the Navy as a Senior Chief in 1990. He went to work for the El Dorado Correctional Facility in 1991 retiring from there in 2003. From 2003 - 2011 he worked as a secuity officer in El Dorado at Butler Community College.

His hobbies were fishing, hunting, and bowling. Cooking and eating were also a passion of his. You could taste his love for it in his food. Sometimes you had to scrape it off the ceiling, but it was still great. He loved watching his favorite teams, KU Jayhawks and KC Chiefs play and you better not change his channel. Above all, he loved spending time with his family. He was always there when needed with a firm hand, smile, hug or a laugh to make it all better.

In tears we saw you sinking, and watched you pass away. Our hearts were almost broken, we wanted you to stay. But when we saw you sleeping, so peaceful, and free from pain, how could we wish you back with us, to suffer that again. It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone, for part of us went with you, the day God took you home. You are loved and will be missed. Always and Forever More.

A memorial service was held January 7 at Stockham Family Funeral Home in McPherson, Kansas.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to the American Cancer Society or the Navy-Marine Corps. Reliefs Society.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.warrenmeadows.com

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