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SHUGART, Leroy E. - b. April 14, 1945 - d. January 7, 2022

Started by patyrn, April 04, 2022, 09:28:57 AM

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Leroy E. Shugart, age 76, passed away in his home in McPherson, Kansas with his loving wife by his side on January 7, 2022 after a brief battle with cancer.  In typical fashion, he just had a good Christmas with his family and went out in his own time on his own terms and more quickly than anyone expected.  He stated that he did not want any "boo-hooing" when the time came, but his family was unable to respect that wish.

Leroy was born April 14, 1945 in Eureka, Kansas, the only son of Eldon and Louise Shugart, and the poor guy was brother to six sisters, five of whom survive to remember what a rascal of a brother he was.  He was raised in Severy, Knasas and graduated from Severy High School.  He later graduated from the Wichita States University Physician Assistant program.

Leroy was united in marriage to Phyllis Roesener on June 20, 1965 in Dodge City, Kansas.  They raised two boys together, Brad and Brent.  He was a loving and attentive grandfather to his adoring grandchidlren, spoiling them at nearly every opportunity despite all protests from their parents.  He didn't do aything he didn't want to do, but fortunately for his loved ones, he wanted to do some pretty cooll things.  He was known for his woodwork, his stubbornness, his entrepreneurial spirit, his ingenuity, practicality, creativity, ready laugh, and willingneess to offer a helping hand to anyone.  He worked in so many placed in Kansas that they couldn't possibly all be named.

Leroy is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Phyllis, his sons, Brad (Dominic) Shugart of Sarasota, Florida and Brent Shugart of McPherson, Kansas; his grandddaughter, Ashlyn Shugart; his grandson, Lazarus Shugart; his sisters, Lois Klepper of Severy Kasnas, Jan (Frank) Korte of Wellington, Kansas, Carol Shugart of LaCygne, Kansas, Mary Jo (Ed) Plaster of Springfield, Missouri, and Beth (Jeff) Goetziner of Hutchinson, Kansas.  He is further survived by his former daughter-in-law, Suzanne Wolcott, myriad friends, business partners, riding buddies, and respected colleagues. He was preceded in death by his parents and his dear sister, Linda Crismas.

Right before he passed, he let his family know that he thought he was done using all his tools and that he planned to have the last word.  He wil be dearly missed by all who loved him. 

A funeral service was held on January 3, 2022 at Trinity Lutheran Church in McPherson, Kansas with Rev. Tim Leaf officiating.  Burial followed at McPherson Cemetery.  The family suggests memorial donations be made to the McPherson County Community Foundation for the Giving Hope Cancer Fund in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205  N. Chestnut, McPherson, Kansas 67460 which has been entrusted with arrangements.

(taken from the Stockham Family Funeral Home website)


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