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LEON EMAS Obituary
Leon Emas, 92, Olathe, KS, passed away November 11, 2013 at Good Samaritan. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, November 15, at Mt. Moriah & Freeman Funeral Home, 10507 Holmes. Entombment in Garden Mausoleum at Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Good Samaritan Society, 20705 W. 151st St., Olathe, KS 66061. Leon was born August 15, 1921 in St. Louis, MO, son of Samuel and Fannie (Casoy) Emas. He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps. He had worked as a men's clothing buyer for Stix, Baer, & Fuller, a department store in St. Louis for 17 years, where he met the love of his life Billie. They were married in 1959 on Valentine's Day. Leon owned and managed Snelling & Snelling Employment Agency in Kansas City another 17 years, and had served as a family service and sales counselor for Mt. Moriah & Freeman Funeral Home and Cemetery for the next 17 years. He loved to travel. Billie introduced Leon to opera and he became an aficionado. He also enjoyed playing handball, golf and was a gourmet cook and was known for his chili. He was a member of Church of the Resurrection. He was preceded in death by his daughter-in-law Sharon Emas, five brothers and two sisters. Leon is survived by his loving wife Billie Emas; children James Emas, Denver, CO, Greg (Linda) Emas, Overland Park, KS and Meredith Lee (Lagi) Apostolou, Santa Clarita, CA; brother Sol (Camille) Emas, Phoenix, AZ; grandchildren Christopher Emas, Jennifer (Derek) Padilla, Melanie (Walt) Summers, Daniel, Megan and Kelsey Emas, and Alex Apostolou; and six great-grandchildren. Online condolences may be offered at www.mtmoriah-freeman.com Mt Moriah & Freeman Funeral Home. 10507 Holmes Rd., Kansas City, MO 64131. (816) 942-2004 www.mtmoriah-freeman.com
Published in Kansas City Star on Nov. 13, 2013
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