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     Vera Marie Leivan, age 77, of rural Lamar, unexpectedly passed away Monday, December 11, 2017, at Freeman West Hospital following a short illness.

     Vera was born March 16, 1940, in Fort Scott, Kansas, grew up in the Kansas City area and graduated from Raytown High School. Always creative and personable, she excelled and enjoyed working for Hallmark Cards in Kansas City for many years. In 1972, Vera married Ron Leivan and their made their home and raised their sons in Barton County. In Lamar, she had worked for KHST Radio, various convenience stores, and was an in-home caretaker. Her home was always warm and welcoming and her greatest joy was found in family and friends. She was at home in nature, whether working in her flower gardens, fishing, or just taking a walk with her faithful dog, Duke. Vera had a knack for photography and completed beautiful embroidery projects to be shared.

     Vera was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Anna Marie Leslie; her husband, Ron in 1996; and her son, Brett in 1997.

     Survivors include two sons, Aaron Leivan (Tammy) and Brandon Leivan, all of Lamar; a brother, Lawrence Hill, Butler, Missouri; and two sisters, Mary Ann Daniels, Sherman, Texas, and Jeanne Hultman, Wichita, Kansas. Vera delighted in her grandchildren, Destinee, Arianna, Aaron, Hailey, and Aleea, and cherished the fellowship of many friends.

     Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, December 15th at Daniel Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 6:00 until 7:00 p.m. Thursday and 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. Friday.  Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to the Leivan family in care of the funeral home.

     Vera Marie Leivan, age 77, of rural Lamar, unexpectedly passed away Monday, December 11, 2017, at Freeman West Hospital following a short illness.

     Vera was born March 16, 1940, in Fort Scott, Kansas, grew up in the Kansas City area and graduated from Raytown High School. Always creative and personable, she excelled and enjoyed working for Hallmark Cards in Kansas City for many years. In 1972, Vera married Ron Leivan and their made their home and raised their sons in Barton County. In Lamar, she had worked for KHST Radio, various convenience stores, and was an in-home caretaker. Her home was always warm and welcoming and her greatest joy was found in family and friends. She was at home in nature, whether working in her flower gardens, fishing, or just taking a walk with her faithful dog, Duke. Vera had a knack for photography and completed beautiful embroidery projects to be shared.

     Vera was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Anna Marie Leslie; her husband, Ron in 1996; and her son, Brett in 1997.

     Survivors include two sons, Aaron Leivan (Tammy) and Brandon Leivan, all of Lamar; a brother, Lawrence Hill, Butler, Missouri; and two sisters, Mary Ann Daniels, Sherman, Texas, and Jeanne Hultman, Wichita, Kansas. Vera delighted in her grandchildren, Destinee, Arianna, Aaron, Hailey, and Aleea, and cherished the fellowship of many friends.

     Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, December 15th at Daniel Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 6:00 until 7:00 p.m. Thursday and 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. Friday.  Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to the Leivan family in care of the funeral home.

 

Comments  

#5 Mesa, AZJaime Enriquez 2018-03-01 04:28
February 27th is the day I use to call your mother. I saw this yesterday and my heart felt like it stopped. I am so sorry to hear of this. She is with her son again after 21 years.
#4 Lamar,MoTereasa Compton 2018-01-03 02:34
Vera was such a sweet lady. She loved her family and enjoyed working with the elderly and disabled.
#3 Lamar MoLaurann Robertson 2017-12-16 18:28
So sorry to hear about your Mom! Aaron and Brandon...my prayers are with you for comfort and peace.
#2 IndependenceSuse Phillips 2017-12-15 14:03
Vera Marie is the most beautiful
and unique soul I have ever known,
Let alone had the honor to call my
friend. I will miss her terribly!
My heart is with you, Aaron and
Brandon, I hope the peace and
joy Ladybug wanted, so badly,
for you both comes swiftly!
Half Past The Last Number, Vera
Marie!
#1 Pittsburg, KSShirley Beer 2017-12-13 19:22
Words can't express how I feel about Vera, She was a loving mother, grandmother and friend. I had the most respect and admiration for her. She endured much and gave more. I love you and miss you my dear friend.

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