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Leland Wayne LeFever
Leland Wayne LeFever, 82 of Palmer passed away on April1, 2019 at 11:18 am at Life’s Journey Senior Living Center in Taylorville, IL. He was born on October 18, 1936 in rural Taylorville, IL the son of Wayne Jacob and Mildred Irene (Prasun) LeFever. He married Nola Vincent on March 24, 1957 in Stonington, IL. Leland began his hardworking background at A & P Grocery Store loading and unloading trucks with several friendly competitions of who could stack the boxes higher between the city boys or the good ole country boys. Then onto several welding jobs locally only to end up doing what he loved the most, farming and raising cattle for over 60 years. Along the way he also had a disc sharpening business from his country home and a crop insurance adjuster in his spare time. He was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church of Morrisonville, IL. Leland proudly was a member of the local Ansar Shrine, a 50-year member of the Morrisonville Lodge #681 AF & AM, Twist ‘n Twirl Square Dance Club, and served for several years on the Morrisonville School Board. His comical personality always left everyone walking away with a smile on their face; he never knew a stranger. Leland had a knack of making friends and starting conversations where ever he went. His love of music was apparent through the humming and whistling he was always known for. And the occasional changing of the words in the tunes to draw a chuckle from his family. You could always hear him in the stands cheering on his children and grandchildren at their sporting events.
Leland’s love of his family will shine on for years through his living legacy; his wife, Nola, 4 children, 12 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. He is survived by his children: Steve LeFever of Morrisonville; Susan (Joe) Saputo of Rochester; Sara (Jason) Wake of Tovey; Stacey (Tom) Kirkman of Williamsville; Grandchildren: Renea (Rob) Coberly, Stephanie LeFever, Jen (Thom) Blinkinsop, Andrew Owens, Greg (Sarah) Owens, Gabe Owens, Haylee Kirkman, Zach Wake, Vincent Wake, Aubrey Kirkman, Lilly Wake and Wesley Kirkman; Great-Grandchildren; Camryn, Cooper and Callum Coberly and Henry Owens; his only sibling: Elaine (Fred) Vangeison and Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 1:00-3:00 pm at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral Service will follow the visitation starting at 3:00 pm at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor Dayle Badman officiating. Burial will be held in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens in Taylorville.
Memorial may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Illinois Chapter 2309 W. White Oaks Drive, Suite E. Springfield, IL 62704 or the Shriners Hospital for Children 4400 Clayton Ave. St. Louis, MO 63110.
Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.
I knew Leland my entire life. I remember him coming to church every Sunday when I was a kid growing up in Morrisonville, always with a big smile. RIP my friend and prayers for Nola and the whole family.
Daniel Kent Apr 12 2019 12:00 AM
So sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed visiting with Leland and having him as my neighbor when I lived out that way.
Janet Reed Apr 6 2019 12:00 AM
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Mrs. Stacey Kirkman & Family- Our Deepest Sympathy on the passing of your Father. -Your Friends at 201
Expression of Sympathy Apr 5 2019 12:00 AM
A SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent on April 5, 2019
Sara, thinking of you and your family at your time of loss, Matt and Becky Harman
Expression of Sympathy Apr 5 2019 12:00 AM
Our heartfelt sympathy for the LeFever family. So sorry for your loss. From the Haslett Family, Harold, MaryAnn, Pam, Kim, Darrell & Darren.
Haslett Family Apr 5 2019 12:00 AM
Im so sorry for your loss , please know the whole family is in my thoughts and prayers .
Nancy Cravens Sergent Apr 4 2019 12:00 AM
My most sincere condolences to family and friends.
Terry (Wells) Blanchong Apr 3 2019 12:00 AM
A candle was lit in memory of Leland LeFever
Stefanie Kent Apr 3 2019 12:00 AM
Leland was a lifetime friend who I could always count on when I needed him, and always a good laugh or two. I am so saddened to hear of his passing, but he has gone on to a much better place. He will be missed by so many. My caring thoughts and prayers are with you Nola and all your loving family.
Mack Prose Apr 2 2019 12:00 AM
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Expression of Sympathy Apr 2 2019 12:00 AM