Leon Winters

Funeral services for Leon Winters, 77, Lawrence will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 18, 2014 at First Christian Church in Lawrence. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. He passed away Monday, October 13, 2014 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Leon was born August 29, 1937 in Lamar, CO the son of Iris and Marian Lacy Winters.

He married Christine Beckman Winters. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include one son, Tim Winters and wife, Patty; two daughters, Kelly Turner and husband, Chris, and Lori Howard; grandchildren, Miranda Arredondo and husband, Hector and their son, Leo, Zach Grooms, Tanner Howard, Justin Howard, Jacob Turner, Carson Turner, Travis Turner; one sister, Marilyn Oldham and husband, Dale; and one brother, Harold Morris. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Iris and Marion Winters; daughter, Tanya Winters Grooms; and brothers, Merwin “Bud” Morris, and Rodger Morris.

A visitation will be held from 5 – 7 p.m. and the family will greet friends from 5 – 6 p.m. on Friday, October 17, 2014 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Wounded Warrior Project or The Willow Domestic Violence Center and may be sent in care of the mortuary.

4 Condolences

  1. Don Barkley on October 16, 2014 at 10:00 am

    Leon was a great guy and will be missed. He always had a way of getting your attention, getting you to look at reality, and making you glad you talked to him. I found him to be both strong and gentle, as the situation called for, and I appreciated his honest opinions and encouragement.

  2. Paula Hladky on October 16, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    We worked with Leon at DuPont. He was always full of information on about any subject we might discuss. Sometimes he would be kidding and sometimes he would be serious. The problem was….we never really knew whether his comments were meant to be funny or whether he was being straight with us. We have enjoyed having lunch with Leon at King Buffet when the DuPont Retirees got together once a month and we will all miss him. God Bless You, Leon. Our sympathies go out to the family.

    Paula Hladky & Willard Epling

  3. Shari Eichenberger on October 17, 2014 at 8:57 am

    Tim & Patty,

    So sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family. Cherish the memories!


  4. Melissa A. Wick on November 17, 2014 at 7:26 am

    Christine- I am so sorry to read of Leon’s passing. I so enjoyed our interviews and you both were such gracious hosts by offering me refreshments. One never knows whose lives you touch. I recall totally admiring the Jag, so much so that he let me sit behind the wheel – in the garage of course – just prior to the interview.
    Melissa Wick – former Census worker

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