Leon Fortney, 86, died of natural causes, November 3, 2020, at St. Luke’s South Hospital. He was born December 7, 1933, in Brashear, MO, the son William R. Fortney and Dorothy Perkins Fortney.
He graduated from Kirksville Senior High, class of 1951. He joined the US Navy in 1952. Leon was the owner of Overland Cabinet Company for 40 years. He was a member of the American Legion Post 250. He loved spending time with his family, traveling, reading, fishing, and hunting. He was a longtime member of Our Savior Lutheran Church.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Sharon K. Austin. Surviving are his daughters Debbie Fortney (Warren Gould), Tammy Hart (John Hart), and Cindy Fortney, one sister, Carolyn Fortney, one sister-in-law, Sharon Phenicie, three grandchildren (Shawn, Cody, Lacy), two great-grandchildren (Josh, Damien), along with many nieces, nephews, and friends.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date. The family suggests memorials to Our Savior Lutheran Church, 5 South 8th St. Louisburg, KS 66053