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Leo H. Gannon

April 28, 2017

Rossville—Leo H. Gannon, 94 passed away Friday, April 28, 2017 at the St. Marys Manor.

He was born June 24, 1922 at Carmen, OK. the son of Alonzo P. and Maggie Belle Dupus Gannon.  Leo was the last of 15 children.  He grew up in Oklahoma and served in the United States Navy from January 31, 1944 until January 6, 1946.

Leo worked for Goodyear Tire and Rubber in Topeka until his retirement in 1985.  He was a member of Jimmie Lillard Post No 31 of the American Legion in Rossville. He was a past member of the United Rubber Workers Union, the Rossville Lions Club, the Missouri Valley Wrench Club, Tri State Gas Engine Club and the Rossville Palomino Club.  Leo had served on the Rossville City Council and the Rossville School Board.  He had lived in the Rossville community man years.

On January 6, 1950 he was united in marriage to Rowena M. Hollenbeck in Topeka.  She survives.

Other survivors include his children. Linda Lake, Manhattan, Randell (Cindy) Gannon, Rossville and Vern (Sherri) Gannon, Manhattan: five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren with one due in August.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at Piper Funeral Home in St. Marys.  Interment will be in the Rossville Cemetery.  Mr. Gannon will lie in state and the family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. Monday, May 1, 2017 at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Marys Manor and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple St., St. Marys, Kansas 66536.  To leave an online condolence please go to www.piperfuneralhomecom.

 

 

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10 thoughts on “Leo H. Gannon

  1. Vern, Sherri, Nicole & family- Sorry to hear of your loss. May fond memories comfort you at this time.

  2. Vern, Sherri and all the family,,,,,,,I am so sorry to hear this. I always remember how welcoming your mom and dad were to my kids when they were little and spending time at my folks.. Your dad was such a nice a man. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I’m mama and daddy have welcomed him with open arms.
    Linda Kelsey Wise

  3. Vern Sherri & Family
    Barb and I are truly sorry for your
    loss. You are all in our prayers.

    Barb and Dave Sukup

  4. Leo was such a great guy. It was a real pleasure to know him. He would always have an interesting story (or two) to tell me about whenever I was at a sale with him. Our sympathy goes out to all his family. He will be missed by so many family and friends. We all loved his love of life.

  5. Leo was such a great guy. It was a real pleasure to know him. He would always have an interesting story (or two) to tell me about whenever I was at a sale with him. Our sympathy goes out to all his family. He will be missed by so many family and friends.

  6. So sorry for your loss. You all have my deepest sympathy and are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Bonnie Bjerke

  7. Our prayers are offered for the family, especially Randy & Cindy, Heather & Joey with Jordan, and Brandi and Brian. Your dedication and compassion to your dad is unparalleled Randy! May God bless all and provide healing in the days ahead.

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