Leonard Cox


November 8, 2010 - 12:00 AM

Leonard Clarence Cox, 75, of Iola died Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010, at Via Christi St. Francis Campus in Wichita.
He was born April 23, 1935, to Clarence and Beulah (Ford) Cox.
Most of his life he was a carpenter, but he later owned and operated J & L Tall Tales Bait Shop in Toronto and owned and operated Tornado Game Room in Eureka.
He is survived by his companion, Cathleen Williams, of the home; four daughters, Sue Weitzel and her husband, Richard, Chanute, Debra Wiles and her husband, Gary, Chanute, Brenda Cox, Neodesha, and Leona Bever and her husband, Rick; a stepdaughter, Jackie Denner; a son, Tim and his wife, Liz, Iola; a stepson, Rex McVey; 16 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two brothers, John, Augusta, and Carl, Erie; and many nieces and nephews.
A sister, Margaret Enos, his second wife, Jean McVey, and a stepson, Rick McVey, died earlier.
Cremation has taken place.
Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Penwell-Gabel Johnson Chapel in Chanute.
Memorials to the Kidney Foundation or American Diabetes Association may be left at the funeral home. To leave a special message for the family online, visit www.PenwellGabelChanute.com.

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