Leon Staton, age 93, Pleasanton, Kansas passed away on Friday September 7, 2018 at Medicalodge in Butler, Missouri. He was born on Monday, August 24, 1925 near Pleasanton the son of Novel "Bud" and Maude Bright Staton. He enlisted in the United States Navy in 1943 and served his country during World War II. After being honorably discharged, he worked for Boyd Brothers Construction and later in the pipeline industry. He married Lucy Coffel on January 24, 1949. Together they owned and operated Leon''s Appliance. He was also a plumber and raised cattle. He was a member of the Pleasanton First Christian Church and held the position of Elder Emeritus. Leon was also a member of the VFW, Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite Consistory, and Mirza Temple. He enjoyed upland bird hunting and always had a bird dog for the hunts. He was preceded in death his wife, Lucy, on December 12, 2014, a daughter Brenda Staton, his parents, and four brothers: Pete, Milford, Johnny and Eugene. Leon is survived by three daughters: Marilyn Peak, Reva Robinson and Larry, and Debra Ellis and Wayne; a son Eddy Staton and Sharon, a brother, Buddy Staton, thirteen grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.
Funeral service will be 11 am Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel. Burial in the Pleasanton Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 pm Tuesday at the Chapel. Contributions are suggested to the Pleasanton First Christian Church or the Wounded Warrior Project, c/o Schneider Funeral Home, P.O. Box 525, Pleasanton, KS 66075