Leo served in the US Navy during WWII from March of 1945 until April of 1946. He was a branch Manager of Yeager Grain and Feed, and also worked at the Fort Scott Co-Op, and later as Branch Manager at the Uniontown Co-Op. He was a member of the Uniontown United Methodist Church and was active in the Uniontown Old Settler's Days and the Pioneer Harvest Fiesta in Fort Scott.
Survivors include a grandson, Benjamin Evan Rush and his wife Margaret Ann of Conway Springs; a granddaughter, Phyllis Ilene Longbine of Enid, Okla.; a son-in-law, Phil Rush and his wife Anne of Conway Springs; six great-grandchildren, Philip Marcus Rush, Janet Ruth Rush, Ann Marie Rush, Patrick Evan Longbine, Sarah Irene Treft and husband Tyler, and Lauren Ruth Longbine; and one great-great-granddaughter, Natalee Treft. In addition to his wife Doris, Leo was also preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Ruth Irene Wescoat Rush, and a brother Jake Wescoat.
Rev. Connie McKee will conduct funeral services for Leo 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 at the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home with burial following at the Memory Gardens Cemetery. Military Honors will be conducted at the cemetery by the Olson-Frary-Burkhart Post 1165 Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Detail. Memorial contributions may be made to the Uniontown United Methodist Church and left in the care of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, 15 W. Wall St., P.O. Box 309, Fort Scott, KS 66701. Condolences may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.