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Leo Wescoat

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

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Evan Leo Wescoat, 89, formerly of Uniontown died Saturday evening, Feb. 2, 2013 at the Springview Manor Nursing Home in Conway Springs. He was born June 14, 1923 in Hiattville, the son of Charles Edward and Esther Freda (Neth) Wescoat. He married Doris Irene Wilson April 12, 1943 in Fort Scott. She preceded him in death Mar. 2, 2005.

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 expressions@konantz-cheney.com.