Leroy B. McGinness, 90, Maryville, MO

Published 05/06 2014 08:31AM

Updated 05/06 2014 08:33AM

Leroy B. McGinness, 90, Maryville, MO, passed away on Monday, May 5, 2014, at his home in Maryville.

Leroy was born near Wilcox, MO, on August 5, 1923, to Reason L. and Mabel E. (Wilson) McGinness.  He was preceded in death by his parents, and 10 siblings, Mae Neidel, Pearl Andrews, Roland McGinness, Claire Thurman, Dale McGinness, Doris Draper, Dorothy McCullom, Verla Howard, James McGinness, and Cassie Draper. 

Leroy lived all his life in the Maryville area except for one year in Illinois.  He graduated from the Horace Mann High School in Maryville.   Leroy was in carpentry shop for NWMSU for many years, and then was a self-employed carpenter.  He was of the Christian faith and attended the First United Methodist Church in Maryville.  He volunteered for many things over the years and was always ready for a good visit.

On March 1, 1946, Leroy was united in marriage to Illa Mae Wray, in Troy, KS.  She survives on the home in Maryville.

Other survivors include his children, Gail (Eugene) Poppa, Maryville, MO, Wanda (Richard) Goodspeed, Maryville, MO, and Terry (Donnette) McGinness, Maryville, MO; 4 grandchildren, Kerry Poppa (Abby Jelavich), San Jose, CA, Stephanie Poppa, Maryville, MO, Nicole McGinness, Maryville, MO, and Ashley (Rick) Barthol, Olathe, KS; 4 great grandchildren, Nathan, Conner, Landon, and Brooke Barthol, all of Olathe, KS; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 PM Thursday, May 8, 2014, at the First United Methodist Church, Maryville, Pastor Scott Moon will be the officiant.  The burial will follow in the Miriam Cemetery, also of Maryville.  The body will arrive at the church one hour prior to services.

Friends may stop anytime after 8:00 AM, Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at the Bram-Danfelt Funeral Home, Maryville, MO.

Memorials are suggested to the First United Methodist Church Capital Campaign, 102 N. Main, Maryville, MO, or the Senior Center of Nodaway County, 1210 E. First St., Maryville, MO 64468.

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