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LeRoy C. McGeeney

Seneca, KS

05/05/1924 - 06/23/2004

LeRoy C. McGeeney, 80, of Seneca, KS, died late Wednesday evening, June 23, 2004, at the Sabetha hospital.

He was born May 5, 1924, at Lillis, KS, the son of James F. and Margaret Hazlett McGeeney. They later moved to Axtell, and he attended St. Michael’s Grade School and graduated from Axtell High School in 1942.

After graduation, he was employed by Lambert Wholesale Co. Later he was manager and co-owner of McGeeney Grocery in Axtell. LeRoy then worked for Winterscheidt O’Neil Motors in Seneca until opening his own business known as McGeeney Motors, which he owned and operated for 40 years.

On August 23, 1949, he married Rose Mary Eagan at St. Michael’s Church in Axtell. She survives of the home.

LeRoy was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Church and the St. Joseph Society at the church in Seneca, and the State of Kansas Automobile Association. He was the founder and co-owner of the Medical Arts Clinic which opened in Seneca in 1980. He was a former member of the Seneca City Council, the Chamber of Commerce and the Seneca Planning Commission. LeRoy was active in the Boy Scouts of America and Little League baseball. He loved boating with his nine grandchildren.

Survivors besides his wife are two sons, Dr. Terry McGeeney of Ames, IA and Kent McGeeney of Overland Park; two daughters, Dianne Rettele and Debra Olberding, both of Seneca; three brothers, Gerald of Dallas, TX, Leo of Summerfield, James of Kansas City, MO; a sister, Joanne Crowley of Olathe; and nine grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Mark Rettele; a sister, Shirley Kokenge; and a brother, Edward “Bud” McGeeney.

Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 AM Saturday at Sts. Peter & Paul Church in Seneca. Burial will be in the church cemetery. A prayer service will be held at 7 PM Friday at Lauer Funeral Home in Seneca.

Memorials may be given for Sts. Peter & Paul Church or for the Nemaha Basketball Association, and sent in care of the family.

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