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Andrew Lawrence Leone


1910 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Andrew Lawrence Leone Obituary
Andrew Lawrence Leone, 103, of Lake Tapawingo, Mo., passed away Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, in Independence, Mo.

Andrew was born October 6, 1910, to Lawrence and Josephine (Giancoterri) Leone in Kansas City, Mo. He graduated from Northeast High School in 1928. On June 26, 1929, he was united in marriage to Frances Thompkins and they enjoyed 71 years of marriage until her passing. Andrew had a cleaning shop for 12 years, a tailor shop, and was a lead man at the TWA overhaul base. He was a member of St. John LaLande Catholic Church. He was Fire Chief of Blue Springs in the early 1950's, and a longtime member of the Blue Springs Lions Club. He enjoyed making stained glass, photography, golfing and traveling. In addition to his wife Frances, he was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Joseph Leone; son-in-law, Joe Neimeyer; and granddaughter, Valerie Neimeyer.

Andrew is survived by his daughter, Joanne Neimeyer of Lake Tapawingo, Mo.; grandchildren, Kimberly Fletcher and husband, Rick, of Independence, Mo., Michael Neimeyer of Blue Springs, Mo., and Chris Neimeyer of Blue Springs, Mo.; great-grandsons, Christopher Neimeyer, Ian Neimeyer, Parker Neimeyer, Pierce Neimeyer and Andrew Neimeyer; great-granddaughter, Valerie Fletcher; great-great-grandson, Ayden Fletcher; and nephews, Larry and Joe Leone.

Funeral mass for Andrew will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, at St. John LaLande Catholic Church, 801 N.W. R.D. Mize Road, Blue Spring, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at Blue Springs Cemetery.

Contributions in memory of Andrew may be made to Disabled American Veterans.

Memories of Andrew and condolences for the family may be shared at www.meyersfuneralchapel.com.

Arrangements: Meyers Funeral Chapel, Blue Springs, 816-229-3276.
Published in The Examiner on Aug. 12, 2014
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