OBITUARY: Leonard L. Searl

NEWTON—Leonard L. Searl, 80, died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022,  at NMC Health in Newton.

He was born on Jan. 31, 1941, in Cassville, Mo., and graduated from West Port High School in Kansas City, Mo.

Leonard married the love of his life, Judith K. Rose, on April 9, 1960, in Kansas City, Mo. They lived in Kansas City until moving to Wichita in 1963, later to Sedgwick in 1972 and into Newton in 1996.

For several years, he was an equipment and productivity manager, along with being an auctioneer. Leonard was the youngest district manager for W.W. Grainger Manufacturing in Wichita.

He was the cornerstone of a perpetual five-generation family. Leonard is lovingly remembered by all as a devoted husband, wonderful son, nurturing father, fun-loving grandpa and sparkling great-grandpa.

Leonard has a deeply genuine loving relationship with the Lord, demonstrated by his daily walk outside of the four walls. He will be remembered and missed by many.

He leaves behind his loving wife, Judy and his mother, Ruby Lucille Davis-Wills, both of the home in Newton; son, Kevin Searl and wife, Darla Kasper of Goessel; daughters, Donna Kenley of Fayetteville, Ark., Cindy Clark of Newton, and Vicki Arrington and husband, Roger of Sedgwick; five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

The casket will be open at the funeral home on Friday, Jan. 7, between 1-8 p.m., where the family will receive friends from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 8, at Broadway Colonial Funeral Home in Newton. Those attending are asked to wear flannel shirts along with either overalls or jeans.

Graveside and interment services will be at 3 p.m., Saturday, at the Oakhill Cemetery in Chetopa.

Condolences may be left at www.broadwaycolonialfh.com. Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton.

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