Leonard Eugene Braun

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Leonard Eugene Braun, 83, resident of Joplin, Mo., died Friday, Oct. 1, 2021, at Freeman West Hospital, Joplin. He was born on Dec. 29, 1937, in Ness City, Kan., the son of Fred and Elma Jane Foos Braun.

Leonard graduated from Ness City high school. He married Wilma Whitaker on July 17, 1963, in Leoti, Kan. She preceded him in death on Jan. 29, 2013.

Leonard served as a Corporal in the United States Marines. He worked for over 20 years as a butcher. He later worked in the assessorís office in Vernon County, Mo., for 10 years. Leonard enjoyed hunting, fishing, raising cattle, and spending time with the grandchildren. He was often found tinkering in his shop fixing something.

Survivors include two sons, Larry Braun, Joshua, Texas, and Darren Braun (Kristi), Roff, Okla.; two daughters, Kristie Modlin, Nevada, Mo., and Lisa Tally, Fort Scott, Kan.; a brother, Gerald Braun Harrison, Ark.; a sister, Mary Platt, Olathe, Kan.; 15 grandchildren, Chanelle Braun (Sean Sellers), Zachary Braun (Antaza), Brandi Braun, Nathan Braun, Rebecca Courtney (Glen), Kelsie Caldwell (Cody), Kendall Sanford, James Thomas, Tristie Thomas, Kyla Thomas, Charles Thomas, Dalton Modlin, Brett Tally, Devin Tally (Jenna Campbell), and Jessie Brown; 17 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Tina Braun; a son-in-law, William Modlin; a sister, Margaret Cornell; and his parents.

Pastor Ted Furry will conduct services at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 7, at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Burial will follow in the U.S. National Cemetery, Fort Scott.

Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimerís Association and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, P.O. Box 347, 201 S. Main St., Fort Scott, KS 66701.

Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.