Sharon Lea Leckrone Denslow, 69, Savonburg, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at her home.
She was born on Jan. 16, 1945, at South Bend, Ind., the daughter of John M. and Helen L. (Polson) Denslow. Sharon grew up in South Bend, graduating from Riley High School there in 1964. Sharon was united in marriage to Charles E. Leckrone Sr. in 1965. Four children were born to this union. They later divorced, in 1990. They lived in South Bend after their marriage until moving to Simi Valley, Calif., in 1967. They then moved to Savonburg in 1973, with her living there for the rest of her life. Sharon loved fishing and camping. She was a member of Friends Church of Stark. She was a wonderful, hard-working wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was always there when you needed that one person you could count on.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Helen Denslow; one daughter, Tammy Hughes; and great-grandson Shawn Blevins, Jr.
Sharon is survived by one son, Charles E. Leckrone, Jr. and Tonia Greer, Savonburg; two daughters, Sherry Caudill and husband James, Olive Hill, Ky., and Kim Leckrone and Tonya Cuppy, Yates Center; five grandchildren, Dustin and Dalton Caudill, Olive Hill, Ky., Helen Leckrone, Elsmore, Marie and David Slife, Colony, Tiffany Leckrone, Wichita; four great-grandchildren, Keair French, Iola, Scottie Bruckholder, Elsmore, Skylar Slife, Colony, and Hunter Leckrone, Elsmore; one sister, Janet Zimmerman and husband Jack, Canyon Country, Calif.; and son-in-law John Hughes, Elsmore. She leaves behind many more family and friends. She is loved and missed greatly.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Friends Church of Stark, 206 Washington Ave., Stark. Burial will follow in Mount Moriah Cemetery, Savonburg. The family will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel, 344 N. Cedar, Moran. Memorial contributions may be made to the Friends Church of Stark in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be left at www.feuerbornfuneral.com.
Larry F. Westerman, 73, Iola, passed away Thursday, April 27, 2017, at Allen County Regional Hospital in Iola. Larry was born July 27, 1943, in Iola, the middle child of seven born to Bernard and Anna (Link) Westerman. He grew up in Piqua, and graduated from Iola High School... [More]
Vincent Adam Gehlen, 89, Moran, passed away Monday, April 24, 2017, at his home.He was born Oct. 17,1927, in Colwich, to Aloysious “Ollie” and Mary (Bayer) Gehlen. He grew up in Colwich and served in the U.S. Navy from 1946 to 1947. He married Elizabeth Rose “Betty”... [More]
Jesse D. “JD” Schaal, 81, Chanute, passed away Friday, April 21, 2017, at Via Christi–St. Francis in Wichita.JD was born on Jan. 10, 1936, in Chanute, the son of Jess and Marie (Stitt) Schaal.JD graduated from Chanute High School in 1954. On Sept. 16, 1956,... [More]
Dependability is a virtue of enormous proportions in any job, and for more than 30 years Iolans living south of Madison Avenue and east of Sycamore to Tennessee knew within minutes of when their mail would arrive each day. Patti Whitcomb, with a bag bulging with letters and... [More]
Allen Community College board of trustees approved a $31,000 contribution April 18 to a $93,000 baseball field renovation project overseen by head baseball coach, Clint Stoy. Renovations to the facility will include building a 40-by- 80-foot covered and turfed hitting... [More]
Volunteering at the Pregnancy Resource Center of Southeast Kansas, Iola, is a two-way street. Lacey Smith, LaHarpe, has volunteered there for more than two years. She sorts donations and completes general tasks as needed. The mother of three works for OPAA, and serves... [More]
PITTSBURG — Every once in a while, it does a person — especially a sports fan — good to remember why they fell in love with sports in the first place. There isn’t a better place to reconnect with that true meaning of the game than at a Special Olympics... [More]
NEODESHA — The Iola Fillies came out a little slow after making the long road trip south to Neodesha on Thursday. “It was a little bit of a rough start for me, but as time went on in the game, I started to warm up a little bit and felt more comfortable,” Iola... [More]
- Iola athletes truly shine in Special Olympics
- Fillies roll past Blue Streaks
- THREE-STEP PLAN: Kunkler sets Fillies’ high-hurdle record
- Cubs pound Chargers for sweep
- Titans’ Ludolph sweeps hurdles in Burlington
- Mustangs’ Allen runs the table in Chanute
- WALK-OFF WINNER: Gardner comes up with big hit late for Fillies
- Hoepker signs with Red Devils, McCall joins Panther program