Dec. 5, 1989
• Leland Stewart, Warrensburg Rotary community services director, presented a $100 check to Joy Stevens for the Christmas Store, to assist in buying food for needy families.
Leland R. Stewart, 73, of Warrensburg, passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2009, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City.
He was born Jan. 4, 1936, in Johnson County, the son of Rice Allson and Nannie Belle McWhirt Stewart.
On Nov. 21, 1954, he was united in marriage to Marlene Birket in Abbyville, Kan.
Leland was a 1954 graduate of Warrensburg High School and had served in the Kansas National Guard.
He had farmed all his life.
Leland was a member of Elks Lodge No. 673 and Eureka Lodge No. 88 of I.O.O.F.
He was also a member of the National Pork All American, past member of the noon Rotary Club and a member of the UCM Mule Train.
Leland was a former Johnson County Eastern District commissioner, former 4-H leader, a Little League baseball coach for many years and was an avid golfer, claiming five holes-in-one in his career.
Leland also was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Warrensburg where he was an elder and deacon.
Survivors include his wife, Marlene Stewart of Warrensburg; three sons, Edward R. Stewart and wife, Karen, of Windsor, Leland Don Stewart and wife, Melani, of Warrensburg, and Scott B. Stewart and wife, Stephanie, of Leeton; one brother, John R. "Dick" Stewart and wife, Elnora, of Sisseton, S.D.; one sister, Joyce Holcomb and husband, Dan, of Tampa, Fla.; two grandsons, John Stewart of Cleveland, Mo., and Zack Rice of Colgate, Okla.; four granddaughters, Stephanie Graham of DuPont, Wash., Kristie Kovalenko of Burgbernheim, Germany, Shelby Stewart and Sydnie Stewart, both of Leeton; great-grandchildren, Christian Kovalenko, Kennedy Stewart, Annie, Gage and Briley Rice; and several nieces, nephews and cousins