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.