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.
Moran native Scott Eugene Baker, 83, Osawatomie, died Monday Dec. 5, 2016, at Olathe Medical Center. Military honors are at 5 p.m. Saturday followed by visitation until 7 o’clock at the Eddy-Birchard Funeral Home in Osawatomie. Memorials are to the Oz Community... [More]
Donnie Lee Axtell, 94, died Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, at Richmond Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Richmond. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel in Garnett. Burial will follow in the Garnett Cemetery. The family will... [More]
Glenn E. Barnby, 87, Horseshoe Bay, Texas, passed away on Nov. 26, 2016. He was born to William and Ressie (Chancy) Barnby on July 1, 1929.After proudly serving the United States of America in Korea in the Army, Glenn became a train conductor for the Santa Fe Railroad and... [More]
“Not everyone wants to buy clothes,” admitted Kelly Sigg, owner of Audacious Boutique, downtown’s shopping mecca for women, no matter their age, who trend toward young contemporary fashion wear. Even so, Sigg has expanded her store’s merchandise to include... [More]
Iola’s Vespers Choir will celebrate its 60 years of performing Christmas songs for the surrounding community with its annual concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at Iola’s First Presbyterian Church. The club’s genesis dates back to the former Iola Music Club, which viewed... [More]
Christmas traditions are plentiful for florists, too, Duane McGraw notes with a smile. Not only are poinsettias popular this time of year, but Duane’s Flowers, which has been a part of the Iola retail community since 1976, offers up a wide variety of holiday service this... [More]
Allen Community College women’s basketball coach Todd Buchanan couldn’t bring himself to look at one point during the second half of the Red Devils’ 79-48 loss to Seward County Community College on Wednesday in Iola. Buchanan was beside himself because after... [More]
For much of Allen Community College’s 85-80 home victory over Seward County Community College on Wednesday, there wasn’t any doubt about who the best player on the court was. Seward’s Kevin Sims had 37 points and was almost single-handedly keeping the... [More]
- Red Devil women fade in second half
- Red Devils break losing streak with Seward win
- Shoemaker signs with MIAA school
- RAYCE’ING ALONG: Hoepker scores 34 in Cubs’ win
- Balanced Cubs dispatch Eagles
- Lancers lose to Erie in Humboldt
- Lancers battle tough, but fall to Red Devils
- STRONG START: Mustangs beat Metro Academy in tournament