Lezlie Claudyne (Tomlinson) Gean died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017 at KU Medical Center surrounded by family.
She was born to Vaughn and Linda (Lindsay) Tomlinson on Oct. 4, 1975. Vaughn passed away in May 1977. Linda and Joseph Michael were married April 9, 1983, and made their home east of Humboldt, where they raised Lezlie and her two younger siblings.
Lezlie was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. She graduated from Humboldt High School in 1994. Lezlie started work at Southeast Kansas Mental Health Center in Humboldt on April 10, 1995. She spent the next 22 years enjoying helping others who needed care. Michael Gean and Lezlie were married at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Oct. 17, 1998. The family was blessed with Michael’s two sons from a previous marriage, Garron and Ryan. To this union were born three children, Evan, Madison and Aiden. Garron and Ryan blessed her with three grandchildren, Hilary, Daigan and Adrian.
Lezlie loved spending time with her family. She was a dedicated and loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter and sister. All five children were involved in sports and Lezlie enjoyed taking them to practices and watching their games. Her family was the center of her world and being with them was her favorite pastime. Many happy times were spent at her parents’ home, surrounded by her family.
Lezlie is survived by her husband Michael; children Garron and his wife Audrey, Humboldt, Ryan, Chanute, and Evan, Madison and Aiden, of the home; parents Linda and Joseph Michael, Humboldt; siblings Travis Tomlinson, Iola, Dana Michael, Frontenac, Butch Tomlinson and wife Veronica, Piqua, and Tina Murcko and husband Rick, Iola; three grandchildren; grandmothers, Dixie Lindsay, Iola, Vada (Michael) Aikins, Humboldt, and JoAnn Michael, Topeka; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her father, Vaughn; grandparents Emmett Lindsay, Roy Aikins, Glen Michael and Kenny and Claudine Coy; four uncles; two great-uncles; three great-aunts; and numerous cousins.
A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Humboldt. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. today at Feuerborn Family Funeral Service, 1883 U.S. 54, Iola. Contributions in her memory are suggested to the Lezlie C. Gean Memorial Fund. A GoFundMe account to help the family has been set up online at www.gofundme.com/lezlies-kids-educationsports-fund. Notes can be left for her family at www.feuerbornfuneral.com.
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