Leon Woodson “Buddy” Church

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Leon Woodson “Buddy” Church

  • Birth 17 Feb 1919 Barren County, Kentucky, USA
  • Death 17 Dec 2000 Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
  • Burial Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
  • Plot Block 23, Lot 88, Space 3
  • Memorial ID 83033097

Leon "Buddy" Church, 81, Kansas City, MO, passed away December 17, 2000, at VA Medical Center, Kansas City, MO. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 20, at Mt. Moriah & Freeman Chapel, I-435 at Holmes Rd., Kansas City, MO; burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society and/or the Wayside Waifs. Buddy was born February 17, 1919, in Glasgow, KY, and lived most of his life in the Kansas City area. Buddy was a graduate of Westport High School and an Air Force veteran of WWII. He was also past owner and operator of Dena's Restaurant at Lake of the Ozarks, Laurie, MO. Buddy was an avid gardener, who loved flowers and animals, and the color red. Buddy was preceded in death by his wife of 30 years, Dena Lyons; his brother, Pete Church; a sister, Lucille Kelly and brother-in-law, Marshall Kelly. He is survived by his niece, Lois Stratford and husband, Chuck of Leawood, KS; greatniece, Kelly Stratford of Prairie Village, KS; and two stepdaughters, Sherry Plumb and husband, Larry, and Terry Cox and husband, Butch, all of Peculiar, MO. (Arrangements: Mt. Moriah & Freeman, I-435 at Holmes Rd., Kansas City, MO, (816) 942-2004)

Published in The Kansas City Star (MO) - December 19, 2000
Obituary courtesy of Shani Miller (#47456990)

His 1st marriage
Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002
Name: Leon W Church
Age: 34
Race/Ethnicity: White
Birth Date: 17 Feb 1919
Marriage Date: 5 Apr 1953
Marriage Location: Jackson, Kansas City, Missouri
Marriage County: Jackson
Spouse Name: Lucille A Harcourt (she was previously married with two children)
Spouse Age: 32
Spouse Birth Date: 15 Apr 1921
Spouse Race/Ethnicity: White

Lucille's 2nd marriage:
Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002
Name: Lucille A Harcourt
Age: 40
Race/Ethnicity: White
Birth Date: 15 Apr 1921
Marriage Date: 9 Dec 1961
Marriage Location: Jackson, Kansas City, Missouri
Marriage County: Jackson
Spouse Name: Delmar E Vann
Spouse Age: 32
Spouse Birth Date: 2 Apr 1929
Spouse Race/Ethnicity: White

Leon's 2nd marriage was to Dena M. Lyons abt 1970.


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  • Created by: Laura J. Stewart
  • Added: 6 Jan 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 83033097
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Leon Woodson “Buddy” Church (17 Feb 1919–17 Dec 2000), Find A Grave Memorial no. 83033097, citing Mount Moriah Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Laura J. Stewart (contributor 47412616) .