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Leon Pendergrass


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Leon Pendergrass, 73

Leon Pendergrass was born on January 22, 1943 in Ozark County, MO, the second child of Orville and Dorthy Pendergrass. Leon spent most of his youth in Mountain Home Arkansas.

Leon earned several degrees from College of the Ozarks and Northeast Missouri State. Leon worked in Kirksville Schools as a junior high school assistant principal and part-time teacher. Leon served as Superintendent at Martinsville Schools. In 1979, he began a 22 year tenure as Superintendent of the Norwood Schools. During his residency in Norwood he participated in numerous community projects and boards, enjoying the opportunity to serve. After his retirement from Norwood Schools, he was elected County Commissioner.

Leon was preceded in death by two brothers, Max and Jack, his parents, and two children, Stephanie and Stephen. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, Norwood, MO, his son, Jim, Nixa, MO, and his daughter, Laura (Brandon) Kovach and grandson, Carter, Rogersville, MO. Also surviving are his sisters, Louise Riley, Springfield, MO and Jane (Dick) Clawson, Russellville, AR as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Leon passed away surrounded by his family on July 13, 2016. His services will be held on Saturday, July 16 at the Norwood Assemblies of God at 10:00 am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wright Country Children's Home (or donors choice)

528 W Norwood St, Norwood, MO 65717.
Published in Baxter Bulletin on July 15, 2016
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