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LEON FRANCIS GILBERT


1940 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
LEON FRANCIS GILBERT Obituary
Leon Francis Gilbert was born Thurs., Jan. 11, 1940, in a two room log cabin in the Saline County river bottom near Miami, Mo., to Francis Alexander and Marie Frances (Schowengerdt) Gilbert. He died at 74, on April 8, 2014, in Blue Springs, Mo. Leon attended Levasy Grade School and Fort Osage H.S. He worked for Burlington Northern Railroad from 1958 until 1991. In 1959, he enlisted in the U.S. Army serving in the Engineering Section, stationed in Germany. He was married March 3, 1961 to Annerose (Moll). Together they built a house in Levasy, Mo., and raised two children. They divorced in December 1971. On Jan. 11, 1974, Leon married Carla Kay Williams. In April 1991, Leon was elected Mayor of Levasy and serve one term, ran and won a second term but resigned in June of 1993. Then, they relocated to Wellington, Mo. In 1992 Leon started a truck hauling business. Leon loved hunting and fishing, traveling to many places to enjoy those sports. Leon was a member of Buckner VFW, Masonic Lodge in Buckner, the Ararat Shrine in Kansas City, the United Methodist Church in Napoleon and the NRA. In addition to his wife, Carla, and his children, Leroy Francis Gilbert and Christine Jeanne Gilbert, he leaves four grandchildren, three great grandchildren, two sisters, Alma Jeanne Gilbert Best of Chamois, Mary Elizabeth Gilbert Potter of Blue Springs, and two brothers, Leroy Ernst Gilbert of Blue Springs and David Alexander Gilbert of Tucson, Ariz. Visitation 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 14, at Speaks Buckner Chapel. Funeral service 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 15, at the Napoleon United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Higginsville, Mo. Donations can be made to the UMC in Napoleon, Mo. Online condolences may be expressed at www.speakschapel.com Arr. Speaks Buckner Chapel,(816) 650-5555. Speaks Buckner Chapel, 300 Adams, Buckner, MO 64106, 816-650-5555
Published in Kansas City Star on Apr. 13, 2014
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