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Leonard Anton


June 29, 1929 ~ January 18, 2013


Leonard Lee Anton, 83, retired electronics repairman, died Friday evening, January 18, 2013 at his home in rural Viola.


He was born the son of Frank and Mary (Jelinek) Anton on June 29, 1929 at Caldwell, Kansas. Leonard graduated from the 8th grade at Morgan School and graduated from Bluff City High School on 1947.


He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.


Leonard worked at Firestone in Anthony as a repairman. He attended electronics trade school in Wichita, Kansas. He worked for Boeing in Wichita and in Seattle, Washington. He also worked in the electronics department at several Wichita Hospitals including St. Francis, St. Joe and Wesley before retiring form Wichita State University.


Leonard was united in marriage to Juanita Benson and to this union two daughters were born, Frankie and Mauritta.


Leonard married Rachel Downing at Newkirk, Oklahoma on March 27, 1964 and added two daughters to his family, Tina and Ronda. To this union was born another daughter Linda.


Leonard had many hobbies including gardening and woodworking. He was always thinking of a new and upcoming project. After retirement, Leonard and Rachel enjoyed going to craft shows selling magnetic jewelry that Leonard made.


Leonard was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Mary Anton; brother Joseph Anton; mother-in-law Mary Lou Withers and granddaughter, Amanda Rausch.


He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Rachel of the home in Viola; daughters Linda Rausch and her husband Randy of Cheney, Kansas, Ronda Mollenkamp and her husband Dwight of Garden Plain, Kansas, Tina Forest and Chris Bocangra of Wichita, Kansas, Mauritta Adams and her husband Tim of Holcomb, Kansas, Frankie Anton of Garden City, Kansas; 16 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.


Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at the Schaeffer Mortuary Chapel.


Memorials may be given to the Czechoslovakian Cemetery or to the Sokol Hall.





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Chris Ricker And Family, Riverside, Ca.

Family and Friends - 01/20/2013

We are so sorry for your loss with Leonard. Wish we could be there in your time of need, but we are unable to come. Wishing you all the best. Prayer to you all in this time of need. Love to all. Chris Ricker and family.


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Jerry and Marilyn Osborn

Family and Friends - 01/20/2013

So sorry to hear about Leonard. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.


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Mike Marshall

Family and Friends - 01/20/2013

I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God be with you.


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The Marty Seipel family

Family and Friends - 01/20/2013

We are so sorry for your loss~our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.


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Sedgwick County Association of Cities aka SCAC

Family and Friends - 01/20/2013

The Sedgwick County Association of Cities representing all cities in Sedgwick County want to extend our sympathy to Rachel, Ronda and family in the passing of Leonard.


Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you and your families.


c/o Rick Eberhard, Exec. Director

Sedgwick Co. Association of Cities

Kechi, KS


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Eddie and Nellie Miller family

Family and Friends - 01/20/2013

So sorry to hear about leonard. You and family are in our prayers.


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Glenna Hufford

Family and Friends - 01/20/2013

So sorry to hear about your dad, my thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family at this sad time.


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Gweneth Reeder West

Family and Friends - 01/20/2013

I looked forward to the Antons coming to Grasslands Estates with their crafts and usually some neat clothes. One jacket I bought always brings compliments. In fact several residents have wished that they were able to return. My thoughts are with the family in this time of sorrow.


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Roger & Pam Mayo

Family and Friends - 01/20/2013

Rachel & family, our thoughts & prayers are with you during this difficult time and in the days to come. We always enjoyed our visits, both on the phone & in your home. You are special to us. God bless .. Roger & Pam


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David and Becky Schievelbein

Family and Friends - 01/21/2013

Rachel & Family, We are sorry to hear of your loss. We always enjoyed talking to you all when we saw you. It was fun to remind you of how many years it had been since you had quite smoking the day of our wedding. Leonard will be missed. You always got a smile from him. You are in our hearts and prayers.


David and Becky Schievelbein


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LILLIAN ANTON BAKER & FAMILY

Family and Friends - 01/21/2013

YOU HAVE OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY. WE ARE SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS.


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Rick and Dawn Riggle

Family and Friends - 01/21/2013

We are so sorry for your loss... He will be missed by everyone that knew him.. We love you all, Our prayers go out to the family .

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Stephanie L. Myers

Family and Friends - 01/21/2013

I am so sorry Rachel. We always enjoyed seeing the two of you come in to our store. Leonard was always giving me his input on what we could do to improve the store, while you and Carole giggled like little children at what the two of you were discussing at the time. We have missed seeing the two of you and were really looking forward to things getting back to normal for the two of you. Please be sure to let us know if there is anything you need.


Love you,


Stephanie


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Arlene Lewis, Viola, KS

Family and Friends - 01/22/2013

So sorry to hear about Leonard's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May your grief be short and your memories everlasting.


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Laura A Smith, Wichita Ks

Family and Friends - 01/22/2013

Dear Rachel,


I am sorry to hear of your loss. Tina would always talk about how her dad would be lost without something to do. Leonard is now with our father in heaven and will have plenty to do, helping him watch over all of us until it is our time to join him.

My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.


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Irline and Lewis Kellogg

Family and Friends - 01/24/2013

Rachel, We send our deepest sympaythy's on our loss. It seems just yesterday we were chatting about good old days and the warm greetings we so enjoyed. Our memories of you and Antone will never die. We look forward to a visit with you soon. Please let us know if we can be of any help during this difficult time.

We bless you with our prayers


Irline and Lew

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