Leon Kingan - Lincoln KS
10/12/1937 - 3/8/2015
David Leon Kingan, 77, passed away Sunday, March 8, 2015, in Lincoln after a lengthy illness.
He was born to David and Ellen (Hazelton) Kingan, October 12, 1937, in Lincoln at a home that once stood at 121 E. Lost Street. He took great pleasure telling people he never got very far from home since he lived across the street until failing health required him to enter Lincoln Park Manor in April 2013.
He was united in marriage to Donna Jean Webb on December 29, 1957 in Westfall, KS, and was blessed with 3 children: Bret Allen Kingan, Barbara Jean Lewis and Pamela Jo Michael.
At the age of 15, he went to work for Dick Atwood at Atwood Tire Service. Dick assigned most of his employees nicknames and Leon became known as "Bosco", which stayed with him through the years. In 1963, Leon and Ernie Liggett became partners and bought the station. When Ernie retired in 1977, Leon became the sole owner. With lots of help from his son, Bret, he worked at the station for 57 years and retired in 2009.
Leon enjoyed being very active in community affairs. He was a member of Central Christian Church, serving as an Elder and Chairman of the board. He also served as a charter member of Lincoln Jaycees, long-time member of the Lincoln County Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad, Post Rock Amateur Radio Club, Lincoln Golf Club, and Lincoln Gun Club. He served on the Lincoln City Council and Chamber of Commerce. He enjoyed square dancing, hunting, playing baseball, softball and later spent years umpiring for youth baseball.
He is preceded in death by his parents and 5 older sisters, Lillian Flaherty, Geneva Kingan, Alma Sperry, Evelyn Tener and Lois Kingan.
He is survived by: Donna, his wife of 57 years; son, Bret Kingan, Lincoln; daughters, Barbara Jean (Dale) Lewis, Beloit and Pamela Jo (Larry) Michael, Tescott; grandchildren, Andrew (Carrie) Lewis, Gardner, KS, Bridgette Kingan and Sheena Kingan, both of Lawrence, KS, and Nick (Sarah) Kingan, Salina, KS; 6 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and friends.
Visitation is 1-7:00 P.M. Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at Hall Chapel, Lincoln. Family will be present 5-7:00 P.M
Services will be 1:30 Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at Hall Chapel, with interment following in Lincoln City Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Central Christian Church or Lincoln County Rescue Squad.