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Leonard Mix: In Our Care ~ June 27, 2020

Leonard Mix

Amity, MO…..Leonard Thomas Mix, age 94, died Saturday, June 27, 2020 in St. Joseph, Missouri. He was born September 28, 1925, to Benjamin and Anna (Caldwell) Mix on the family farm near Amity, Missouri. He attended Amity Grade and High School, graduating in 1943.

After graduation and helping put in fall crops with his father, Leonard felt the call to help with WW II and enlisted in the Navy, leaving for Boot Camp in January f 1944. Leonard trained in engineering and was assigned to a brand new ship, the USS Polk County, LST1084, which he served on in the Pacific until the end of the war.

Leonard married Janice Estep on April 25, 1948. She died September 4, 2006. They bought a farm near Amity where they raised their three children, and later acquired his parents farm as well. Leonard loved the land and was a great steward. He was very active and was highly respected in his community. He was a member of the Amity United methodist Church nearly all his life. He , his father and brother were founding member of the Amity Lions Club and Leonard was the last of the living founding members. He was a member for many years and during that time he held many offices in that club.

Leonard was athletic, playing basketball in high school and playing on several baseball teams after the Navy. He coached the Amity young men’s team a couple years as well and those “boys” still look up to him as a coach and mentor.

Leonard was also preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Thelma Mix and Mildred McElwain; and his twin, Lloyd. He is survived by daughters Diane (Lowell) Hutchison of St. Joseph, Kay DeJoinville of Aurora, Colorado, and son Dennis (Staci) Mix of Amity; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 2, 2020 at Turner Family Funeral Home of Maysville with burial following at Amity, Cemetery. Visitation: 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial Contributions in lieu of flowers: Amity United Methodist Church, Amity Lions Club or the donor’s choice. Online Condolences: www.turnerfamilyfuneral.com


9 Responses to “Leonard Mix: In Our Care ~ June 27, 2020”

  1. Hope Burr July 1, 2020 at 11:23 am #

    My thoughts and prayers go out to Diane, Kay, Ty and the rest of the family during this time.

  2. BOB AND DEBBIE DUNGY July 1, 2020 at 10:43 pm #

    Leonard and Janice were customers of ours for years. We have always said that Leonard was a gentleman in every sense of the word. Our prayers are with the family.

  3. Sharon pennick July 1, 2020 at 11:37 pm #

    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you and give you peace. Always hard when losing a parent.Love you my friend.

  4. Audrey Tolson July 2, 2020 at 1:27 am #

    Our prayer are with you and our love, so sorry for your loss.

    James, Audrey & Amanda Tolson

  5. Shirley Black July 2, 2020 at 1:29 am #

    Thinking of you,

    Shirley Black

  6. Richard K. Holaday July 2, 2020 at 3:42 pm #

    I have fond memories of Leonard, his strength and goodness. Our heroes were those veterans returning from WW11. We looked up to them and wanted to be like them.

  7. Ray and Sandra Holaday July 5, 2020 at 9:16 pm #

    To the Family of Leonard Mix:

    Please accept our deepest sympathy at the passing of your dad. Your dad was a very important force in mentoring many young men around Amity. He is without question a part of that “greatest generation” with impact which has extended well beyond Amity, the state of Missouri, and beyond the borders of this nation. His life made the world we live in a better place.

    Ray and Sandra Holaday

  8. Traci Bowman July 6, 2020 at 5:24 am #

    Such a lovely man, I truly enjoyed getting to know him! Sending light, love and peace to the family.

  9. Wilbur Waller July 6, 2020 at 10:44 am #

    Dennis, special prayers for you and your family.

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