WEST POINT, Ill. -- Leon R. Webster, 69, of West Point, died 8:30 p.m. Wednesday (Aug. 14, 2013) in Memorial Hospital in Carthage.
Leon was born Jan. 1, 1944, in Keokuk, Iowa the son of Kenneth and Vera Sharrow Webster.
He graduated from Bowen High School in 1962.
On Aug. 11, 1963, he married to Jo Ann Weid at Trinity Lutheran Church in Carthage. They just celebrated their 50th anniversary this week.
Leon was a lifelong farmer and had also worked part-time at Alexander Lumber in Bowen, a job he started in high school.
Leon was an active member of Living Faith United Methodist Church. He was an active community member currently serving as a Hancock County Farm Bureau director, and had previously been a West Central FS board member, and an FSA committee member. He was a member of the Denver Lodge 464 AF&AM, the Quincy Consistory, Ansar Shrine, and Grace Chapter 67 Order of the Eastern Star. Leon was a West Point volunteer fireman
for many years and also volunteered at the Southeastern Food Pantry. He was well-known in the area for his smile and quick wit and will be missed by his many friends and family.
Leon is survived by his wife, Jo Ann, of West Point; three daughters, Lynn (Kevin) Price of Milford, Lisa Wittler of West Point, and Lora (Victor) Lidaywa of Macomb; five grandchildren, Dylan and Austin Price, Braxton, Bryson and Brixley Jo Lidaywa; five siblings, Donald (Kay) Webster of Rushville, Roberta (Minor) Larson of LeClaire, Iowa, Kay Schild of Quincy, Larry (Glenadene) Webster of Bowen, and Edward (Mary) Webster, of Macomb; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister in infancy, Rita; and a brother-in-law, Paul Schild.
SERVICES: 2 p.m. Sunday at the Living Faith United Methodist Church in Bowen with burial to follow in Chili Cemetery near West Point.
VISITATION: 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Printy Funeral Home in Carthage with family meeting friends from 5-8 p.m. Masonic services will be held following visitation.
MEMORIALS: H.U.G.S., the Living Faith United Methodist Church of Bowen, or the Denver Lodge 464 AF&AM.
ARRANGEMENTS: Printy Funeral Home of Carthage