Leroy Edward Komma

Leroy Komma, Lawrence, KS, was born February 8, 1938, in Ponca City, OK to the parents of Edward and Marguerite Komma.  He was raised in various towns across Oklahoma and Kansas and graduated high school in Tonganoxie, KS.  He graduated with a business degree from Northwestern Oklahoma State University.

He married Loretta Stiglmire in 1963.  They had one son, Darin.  Leroy and Loretta were married for over 45 years.

Leroy was hired by Cities Service Gas Company in 1962, the same company that his dad worked for.  Like his father, Leroy and his family lived in various places in Kansas and Oklahoma, and he retired as an Area Supervisor from Williams Company after 35 years of service.

Leroy served in the Army Reserves and Oklahoma National Guard from 1962-68.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golf, and volunteering to mow the church grounds for Corpus Christi Church as well as Mount Calvary Cemetery.

Leroy is preceded in death by his parents, his wife and a sister, Shirley Johnson.  He is survived by his son, Darin and daughter-in-law, Annette, as well as a sister, Kathleen McGillivray, her husband Mont, and many nieces and nephews.  Leroy was very well respected and had many friends.

Memorial Mass will be held on at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 9, 2023 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. A Rosary will be recited at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 8, 2023 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence, with a visitation to follow until 8:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in his name to Corpus Christi Catholic Church and may be sent in care of the mortuary, 120 W. 13th St. Lawrence, KS 66044.

15 Condolences

  1. Rod and Diana Pringle on June 2, 2023 at 10:21 am

    Leroy, you were a great neighbor and friend. will miss you greatly. so sorry Darin and Annette.

  2. Glen and Marylin Brewster on June 2, 2023 at 1:18 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our dear friends, Doug and Margie Hinrichsen, have shared many wonderful things about LeRoy and what a wonderful man he was. He will be so missed.

  3. Tonya (Hampton) Cape on June 3, 2023 at 5:37 am

    I worked with Leroy for a number of years with Williams Natural Gas back in the 90s and I got to watch all the joking and sincere appreciation for one another between him and my dad (Carl Hampton) who was hired on with Cities Service by Leroy‘s dad. I always loved being in Leroy‘s presence, because of the warmth of his smile and his sometimes ornery ways:)!

    I was so blessed to have recently reconnected with him at the retiree lunches in Kansas City, Kansas. I will miss you, my friend!

  4. Tamara Smith on June 3, 2023 at 8:57 pm

    My heart goes out to your entire family Darin. I can only offer my condolences’ & payers for the strength to get through this difficult time.

  5. Steve and Jane Reeves on June 3, 2023 at 9:31 pm

    Our deepest sympathies to you Darin and Annette. LeRoy was such a great friend. We have so many good memories of both your Mom and Dad.

  6. Gene and Martha Jacobson on June 4, 2023 at 1:48 pm

    We are saddened to know of Leroy’s passing. Leroy and Loretta were our very special next door neighbors and friends for over two decades. We were so fortunate to know them. Leroy will be terribly missed in our lives.
    With our deepest sympathies,
    Martha & Gene Jacobson

  7. John and Mary Beth Bialek on June 4, 2023 at 3:39 pm

    Our sympathies and blessings go out to Leroys family and friends. We met them through Beta Sigma Phi many years ago and then finding out they were parishioners Of Corpus Christi Church. They were such a friendly couple and enjoyed lots of social time with them.

  8. Ed and Sonja Jacobs on June 5, 2023 at 9:47 am

    Leroy, we will miss you sitting with us at Saturday mass and sometimes
    coming over to our house after for Happy Hour.
    Ed will miss your colorful language while playing golf.
    Rest In Peace dear friend.
    Our condolences to Darin and Annette

  9. Carol Weigel on June 5, 2023 at 2:01 pm

    Dearest Darin & Annette,
    There are no words to take away the sadness when you lose someone so special in your life.
    You are in my many thoughts & prayers.
    May precious memories of your dear Dad bring you some comfort in the days ahead.
    You have been a wonderful Son & a true blessing to many friends & family.
    Sending my Love,
    Carol Weigel 💕

  10. Ralph and Lois Fairman on June 5, 2023 at 8:55 pm

    Thank you Darin for letting us know about your dad’s death. We had so much fun fishing with your mom and dad at Smitty’s at Grand Lake. Last time we talked to Leroy he said he wasn’t feeling as good but still a shock and know how much you will miss your dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  11. Bob Howard on June 6, 2023 at 8:06 pm

    My condolences to Leroy’s family, I met Leroy when I started marshalling and working at Alvamar Golf course. He was always ready to help and was a very good teacher for me. He was a great person and will be missed. RIP dear friend, I’ll look forward to our next golf outing when we meet again.

  12. Rod and Diana Pringle on June 7, 2023 at 1:45 pm

    Leroy my friend, we spent almost 40 years as neighbors and friends. The sitting on the deck enjoying a cold one, Helping each other with small projects….. I am going to miss you. when you look up the word friend, i see Leroy. God Bless you and your family. tell Loretta we still think of her. The world lost a good one.

  13. Edward & Cynthia Wang on June 7, 2023 at 9:20 pm

    Leroy, My family has been so fortunate to have you as our neighbor for all these years and we will miss you greatly. May you rest in peace and find happiness being together with Loretta.

  14. Kammi & Stephani Kopfman on June 8, 2023 at 3:14 pm

    We were so fortunate to have known Leroy and have many wonderful memories of he and Loretta. Praying for peace and comfort during this time.

  15. Donna (Fields) Hood on June 10, 2023 at 8:10 pm

    Condolences and prayers to Leroy’s family. Our parents were friends many, many years ago.
    Joe and Donna Hood (Donna Fields)

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