LEO H. LONGSHORE
Leo H. Longshore, age 74, of Revere, MO, passed away Thursday, April 26, 2012 at the University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia, MO.
Leo was born April 27, 1937 at Wapello, IA, a son of Leo H. and Sarah Coffman Longshore.
He married Patricia Skinner on February 11, 1974.
Survivors include his wife, Patti, of Revere, MO; two sons and their children, Michael (Lisa) Longshore of Keokuk, IA, Sarah, Amber, Sean, Reagan and Ashlee; and Patrick Doug Longshore of Burlington, IA, and Ryan; Thersa's children, Tyler and Audra; six step-children and their families: Debra (Billy) Weinman of Mountain Air, NM, and Matt; Desiree and fiancÃ© Larry Dole of Revere, MO and Pamela, Laura Beth, Crystal, Susan, William and Chelsea; Dareena (Dennis) Odem of Omaha, NE, and Jeremy and Kyle; Duane (Pam) Brass of Hampton, IA and Jordan and Beau; Dawn (John) Hesse of Kahoka, MO and Kris, Kodi and Kelsie; and Andy Luebbers and fiancÃ©, Selena, of Argyle, IA and Austin and Alissa; 25 great grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren; three sisters, Elva (Dick) Hedrick of Morton, IL, Willy (Don) Harman of Danville, IA and Bethene Phillips of Kansas City, MO; nieces and nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Thersa; and brothers-in-law, John Skinner and Don Phillips.
Leo and his family moved to Keokuk in 1939 where he graduated from Keokuk High School. He attended Culver Stockton College in Canton and served in the U. S. Navy during the Korean Conflict.
He was a long-time employee of Shellor Globe, retiring in 1993. He worked 3 Â½ years as custodian at Indian Lake Park in Farmington and then was employed by the Clark Co. R-1 School District at Blackhawk Elementary as long as his health permitted. He and his wife, Patti, also owned and operated PALS crafts
Leo was a member of Peaksville Christian Church where he served as deacon and elder.
Leo was a talented musician, playing his guitar for many functions in the area and providing enjoyment at local nursing homes. He was also an avid woodworker and shared the benefit of that through his craft business and other venues. He loved his Lord, his family and his pets, Whizzer, Jackie and ChiChi who were like children to him.
A memorial service celebrating his life was held Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 2 p.m. at the Peaksville Christian Church, Peaksville, MO, with Pastor Shawn McAfee and Pastor Herb Doty officiating. Military Rites concluded the service.
Memorials may be made to the family.