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T. Leroy Stewart

T. Leroy Stewart

Died: Friday, April 18, 2014
Age: 81
T. Leroy Stewart, 81, of Wamego, passed away Friday, April 18, 2014 at the Wamego City Hospital.

He was born Jan. 4 1933, in Wamego, the son of Leonard and Marion Teeter Stewart. He attended Wamego Schools and Kansas State University.

Leroy was a U.S. Navy Veteran, serving as a medical assistant.

In his younger years he worked on the family farm and later for Standard Oil, Wamego School District and Larson’s. Then he ended his work career with the City of Wamego as the City Clerk, retiring after many years of service until his retirement in 1999. During his tenure at the City, he signed bonds for Jeffery Energy Center and the Wamego City Hospital. He was proud to say he was a native of Wamego!

Leroy was a member of the United Methodist Church in Wamego, Wamego Lions Club, and Masonic Lodge #75. He was the financial secretary for many years and also held several district and state offices while in the Lions Club. He was also very active in the Wamego Senior Citizens, Meals on Wheels, Wamego Community Health Ministry, the Lions Eye Bank, and made 14 trips transporting children and their families to Shriner’s Children Hospitals.

While Leroy was working for the Wamego School District he met the love of his life and married Betty Jean Weber on Feb. 14, 1959 at Fowler, Kan. She preceded him in death Aug. 16, 2006. He and Betty loved traveling. Leroy didn’t know a stranger and always was asking people he met where they hailed from and then of course trying to make a connection of some sort.

Leroy was also preceded in death by his parents, a brother John (Jack), and a sister Cleona Weixelman.

Survivors include two daughters, Kellie O’Shea (Steve), Blaine; Tracie Ballmer (Roger), La Vista NE; and son Shawn Stewart (Christi) Topeka; a sister: Francis Bishop (Guy), Topeka; two brothers, Lou Stewart of Topeka and Carl Stewart of Point Verde, FL; nine grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and numerous loved nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 23 at the United Methodist Church in Wamego. Burial will follow at the Wamego Cemetery. Leroy will lie in-state at the Stewart Funeral Home of Wamego starting at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 22 where a visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. In Lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Wamego Methodist Church, or Wamego Lions Club, or Vintage Park at Wamego, and may be sent in care of the funeral home, PO Box 48, Wamego, 66547. Condolences may be left at www.stewartfuneralhomes.com.
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