Lowell F. Leathers, 81, of Cassville, passed away Thursday, Jan. 5, 2006, in the Missouri Veterans Home, Mt. Vernon.
He was born July 29, 1924, in Hugo, Okla., the son of Robert and Georgia Mae (Sseber) Leathers. On March 27, 1946, he was united in marriage to Rose M. Norman, who survives.
Additional survivors include: one daughter, Sharleene Kolset and her husband, Ed, of Winterhaven, Calif.; one brother, Bob L. Leathers, of Huntington Beach, Calif.; and four sisters, Juanita Clarken, of Yuma, Ariz., Euphena Bell, of Nixa, Vida Wilkenson, of Plano, Texas, and Lillian Estes, of Savannah, Ga.
He was preceded in death by his parents a granddaughter and a grandson.
Lowell moved to California at a young age and graduated from Yuma High School. He lived in Arkansas for a while, but spent several years in California, where he was a citrus farmer. For thirty years he was employed with the United States Bureau of Reclamation, from which he retired. He served in the 109th infantry in the United Army during World War II. He was a member the Church of Christ; American Legion Post #118 and VFW Post #4205. He was also a member of Woodsman of the World.
Graveside services with military honors were held today (Wednesday) at Oak Hill Cemetery, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Rev. Bob Neeley conducted the services.
FOHN FUNERAL HOME