Le Roy Wilhelm
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LeRoy Wilhelm, age 67, of Long Island City, NY, passed away September 25, 2013, after a short illness. Le was born June 6, 1946 in Galena, MO, to Ernest and Lucinda Wilhelm.
Le was a 1964 graduate of Galena High School. He later received a degree in English and a master in Theatre from SMS, Springfield, MO. From the University of Florida he received a master in Fine Arts and Directing. After moving to New York in 1984, Le founded Love Creek Productions. For the next 30 years he enjoyed a successful career as a playwright and director, with many of his plays published.
Le is survived by one sister, Viola Bradford and Junior of Highlandville, Mo; one nephew, Kenny and Donna Bradford, of Galena, MO; two great nephews;
Matthew Bradford of Galena, and Dwayne and April Bradford; and one great-great niece, Kelsey Bradford of Highlandville, MO; Lifelong friends, George and Debbie Cron of Springfield, MO, were very dear to him. Close friend Steven Barrett of Long Island City, NY was with Le to the end. Through the years Le had helped many people with their careers and they had remained close to him. May God bless them all.
A viewing is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013 from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. at Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, MO. A graveside service will be held Monday, September 30, 2013, at 3:00PM, at the Ponce de Leon Cemetery, Ponce de Leon, MO.
Adams Funeral Home
Nixa Chapel - Nixa
109 North Truman Boulevard
Nixa, MO 65714
Published in the News-Leader on Sept. 29, 2013