Leonard S. Ford, 94, Humboldt, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at his home. He was born Aug. 19, 1920, in Missouri, the son of Bert and Zona (Stewart) Ford. He graduated from high school in Springfield, Mo. On Aug. 30, 1941, Leonard married Dorothy R. Moffitt. He joined the Signal Corp and served as a cryptographer in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He worked as a Prudential Insurance agent for 39 years and began his career in Oswego. He later lived in Parsons before moving to Humboldt in 1959. His wife preceded him in death on Aug. 26, 1974. On Sept. 20, 1975, he married Anna Nelson Weiner and they continued to live in Humboldt. Leonard retired from Prudential in 1980.
He enjoyed playing bridge, fishing and hunting. Leonard was very civic minded and worked to make Humboldt grow. He was a member of the Humboldt United Methodist Church and a former member of the Humboldt Rotary Club.
His wife survives, as does a son, Alan, and his wife, Mavis, St. Louis, Mo.; a daughter, Amy Ford, Minneapolis, Minn.; stepsons, Joseph E. Weiner and wife Laura, Humboldt, Richard A. Weiner and wife Yan, Farmington, Conn., John F. Weiner and wife Susan, Columbia, Mo., and Patrick D. Weiner and wife Judy of Donora, Pa.; a stepdaughter, Mary J. Fibelkorn and husband Stephen; Columbus, Ohio; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren
He was preceded in death by seven brothers and sisters.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Humboldt United Methodist Church followed by a visitation. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Greenlawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Springfield.
Memorials to Humboldt United Methodist Church or Biblesta may be left with Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel of Iola, which is in charge of arrangements
To sign the guestbook online or to leave a condolence, go to www.iolafuneral.com.
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