Thomas Ralph Leo, Jr.

Lee's Summit JournalNovember 13, 2013 

Thomas Ralph Leo, Jr.

‘PUT ME IN COACH, I’M READY TO PLAY!’

Thomas Ralph Leo, Jr., age 82, went peacefully to be with his Lord and

Savior on Nov. 7, 2013. He was surrounded by his loving family in

his home.

Tom was born in Canton, Ohio on March 5, 1931. He was the son of

Delores Thompson Leo and Thomas Ralph Leo, Sr.

He married Neva May Thiry in Danforth Chapel on the University of

Kansas (KU) campus on Dec. 20, 1955. They had been married for 57

years.

Survivors of the home include his wife, Neva Thiry Leo; and their

beloved dogs, Buddy and Callie.

Daughters: Vicky Lynn Leo-Timm, Lee’s Summit; Tamra Ann Clark,

Greenwood; Debra Lee Leo (future son in law, Ward Hansen,

Rockglen, Saskatchewan, Canada) of Greenwood.

GRANDSONS: Erik, Isaac and Noah Timm, all of Yuma, Ariz.

EXTENDED FAMILY includes several sisters in laws, one brother in law,

many loved nieces and nephews, and several honorary daughters.

Tom was preceded in death by both parents; in-laws, Clifford and

Evelyn Thiry; first born grandchild, Tyler Thomas Timm; son-in-law,

Kirby Clark; SISTERS: Cecelia Fernandez, Marie Bricker and Carmel

Fernandez; brother, Frank Steele; and honorary daughter, Bobbi Ann

Priest.

Throughout his life, Tom was an Air Force Air Police during the Korean

War Conflict, he coached 7th and 8th grade Tackle Football at the Red

Bridge YMCA from 1966-72 and was a police officer for Kansas City Mo.

Police Department for 27 years.

Tom was a member of Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church; Kansas University K-Club, and the Kansas City Missouri Police Officers Retirees Association.

A visitation will be held beginning at 1 p.m. Nov. 16 at Beautiful Savior

Lutheran Church, 615 SE Todd George Rd, Lee’s Summit. Visitation will be followed by a Celebration of

Life Service at 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers the family is requesting memorials to go to either

Crossroads Hospice, 9237 Ward Pkwy, Suite 300, Kansas City, MO 64114;

or their church, Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church.

(Arrangements, Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, 816-313-1677)

 

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