Leo O. Cranston, 85, of Fort Scott, died Saturday, May 2, 2009 at the Mount Carmel Regional Medical Center in Pittsburg, Kansas. He was born September 20, 1923 in Partridge, Kansas, the son of Charles C. and Vena (Carmichael) Cranston. He married Lilly May Augerot March 8, 1942 in Garden City, Kansas. She preceded him in death May 30, 2008.
Leo served during WWII for the US Army in the Amphibious Engineers from March 1943 until January 1946. He was a farmer, and later worked for the Farmers Co-Op for 21 years.
He is survived by a daughter; Leona Miller of Fort Scott, a son; Norman Cranston of Pleasanton, Kansas, four grandsons, two great-grandsons, and four great-granddaughters. In addition to his wife, Lilly, Leo was preceded in death by his parents, and three brothers; Lloyd A. Cranston, Carroll Cranston, and Verle Cranston.
Rev. Kevin Moyers will conduct graveside services 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 5, 2009, at the Memory Gardens Cemetery of Bourbon County. Services are under the direction of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, 15 W. Wall Street, P.O. Box 309, Fort Scott, Kansas, 66701. Online condolences may be emailed to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org.