James Joseph Leon, 59, died Dec. 25, 2016, at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Wichita. Born Sept. 7, 1957, at Great Bend, he was the son of Encarnacion G. “Mario or Shorty” and Elizabeth (Gomez) Leon. A long time Great Bend resident, he was a clerk at Wal-Mart.
Mr. Leon was a member of Prince of Peace Parish at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Great Bend.
Survivors include two brothers, John Leon and his wife Roberta of Leavenworth, and Phillip Leon and his wife Jerri of Great Bend; three sisters, Maria Leeper and her husband Bill of Great Bend, Anita Leon and her wife Katina of Wichita, and Rose Trantham and her husband Dennis of Great Bend; 21 nieces and nephews; and 36 great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and an infant sister, Gerianna Leon.
Vigil service and Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday at Bryant Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Great Bend with Father Ted Stoecklein celebrating. Burial will be in the Great Bend Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday at Bryant Funeral Home. Memorials have been established with Prince of Peace Parish or Prince of Peace Altar Society, in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.bryantfh.net
Funeral arrangements provided by
Bryant Funeral Home*
1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, Ks. 67530
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Dec. 28, 2016