Leonard Elmore, 83, Vassar: July 5, 1935 – June 13, 2019

VASSAR, Kan. – Leonard Elmore, 83, passed away on Thursday, June 13, 2019, in Topeka, Kan. He was born July 5, 1935, in Arkansas City, Kan., the son of Clarence and Gladys Leonard Elmore.

Leonard grew up in Wellington, Kan., and had lived in Topeka before moving to Osage County in 1970. He had lived near Vassar, Kan., for several years.

Leonard worked for Santa Fe Railroad as a draftsman and then head car inspector. He enjoyed restoring cars and tractors, playing in a band, and riding motorcycles. He was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church, Vassar.

Leonard was married to Virginia Ramsey, Dec. 13, 2003, in Vassar.

Leonard was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Mark Elmore; and two sisters, Marilene Moore and Maggie Buntaine.

Leonard is survived by his wife, Virginia, of the home; son, Mittchell Elmore, Topeka;  daughter, Linda Griffin, Topeka; two stepsons, James Watts and Stephen Watts, both of Chicago, Ill.; sister, Naomi Lammy, Parsons, Kan.; one grandchild; four step-grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 18, at the Zion Lutheran Church, Vassar. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until service time. Burial will be in the Vassar Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Zion Lutheran Church, sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451. Condolences may be left at feltnerfuneralhome.com.

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