Leroy W. Wisner

Leroy W. Wisner, 95, passed away January 18, 2021.  He was born in Merriam, KS April 19, 1925 to George E. Wisner and Lillian M. (Erickson) Wisner. 


Leroy is predeceased by his parents; sister, Evelyn, brothers, Gail, Melvin and Leonard and grandson Matthew.  He is survived by his wife of 74 years, Mary; sons, W. Kim (Janet) Wisner, Dale L. (Lori) Wisner; daughters, Janice A. McAnaw, Diana L. Wisner; his brother, Gordon (Donna) Wisner; six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  


He attended Shawnee Mission Rural High School until his family moved to Hickman Mills, MO, where he graduated from Ruskin High School.  Leroy served with the United States Marine Corps during World War II as an aircraft mechanic on the islands of Iwo Jima, Tinian and Guam in the south Pacific.  He was a member of the Merriam Christian Church for 70 years.  A 67 year member of the Shawnee Masonic Lodge #54.  He was employed and retired from Standard Oil.  In April 1960, he was elected to the Merriam City Council, serving 2 years.  Leroy also served on the Merriam Elementary School Board.   He was extremely active in the Merriam Optimist Club.  He was a volunteer for approximately 20 years at the Johnson County Christmas Bureau.  He was a generous blood and plasma donor giving 29 gallons, 6 pints throughout his life. 

Funeral Services

Visitation will be 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, January 30th at the Amos Family Funeral Home.  Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.  Leroy will be laid to rest with military honors at Johnson County Memorial Gardens. Due to the current pandemic, CDC guidelines limit services to 45 attendees, however, Leroy’s services will be livestreamed, please click here to watch the services.

Memorial Contributions

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Merriam Christian Church, 9401 Johnson Drive, Merriam, KS 66203. 

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12 Comments on “Leroy W. Wisner”

  1. Jackie Cook Says:

    A life well lived. So sorry for your loss.

  2. Becca Coleman Says:

    Leroy was one in a million. I am so very sorry for your loss.

  3. Patsy L. Reed Says:

    Leroy was a wonderful, faithful gentleman. He gave so much of himself to other people and causes. He certainly gave his time to the Merriam Christian Church. My heart and love go out to you, Mary. Know you are in my prayers. Pat Reed

  4. Cindy Dickerson Eads Says:

    Leroy has been a part of my life since I was in junior high with the Challenger Class family. Anytime I was at the church there was Leroy giving his time and advice. He always had a kind word, smile and laugh that I will always remember! May your memories and love help heal your heart. Mary, Kim, Janice, Diana and Dale please know your in my thoughts and prayers. Cindy Dickerson Eads

  5. Tedd Pearce Says:

    My deepest condolences to the Wisner family. May he Rest In Peace..

  6. Mary Sue Hopkins Glidewell Says:

    Uncle Roy was such a large part of my life from birth til today. He was one of five of my mother-Evelyn’s-brothers. They were a close knit group and celebrated holidays and family occasions together frequently as we grew up. we lost our father when we were young and the uncles were our father figures as we grew up and they were wonderful male figures for us to learn from. My mother would often share stories of their childhood and from when four of her brothers were all in the military at the same time. She and Roy had a code that they would use when he wrote home, so she could figure out where he was during the war. When all 20+of the cousins got together at our Wisner Grandparents house, we made wonderful memories of the fun times that we shared. Uncle Roy’s smile, laugh, and attitude will always be a large part of those memories. Our love to Aunt Mary, Kim, Jan, Diane and Dale and their families. He will be missed Love, Sue, Jim and family

  7. Shara Dickerson Runyan Says:

    Leroy has been a special part of my life since my early teens, when our families became dear friends through Merriam Christian Church and the Challenger Sunday School Class. Leroy would always meet you with a huge, warm smile; and was always willing to assist others at any time and in any way! He and Mary were like second parents to me and our families enjoyed many fun times together! Leroy will always have a special place in my heart! I can even hear his laughter as I write this. And, without a doubt, Leroy has already become a leader with the angels!

  8. Alison Richey Pearse Says:

    I am so sorry for your loss.
    A friend of Diane’s-
    Alison Richey Pearse

  9. Kathy Muder Says:

    Diane, wow, knowing you, then reading about your dad, it only defines the people that he raised. So thankful you have crossed my path. So glad I got to read a summary of your dad. How lucky you seem! So blessed. Thinking of you and your family.
    With love and prayers
    Kathy and Mark Muder

  10. Francie Bethel Says:

    Leroy was such a wonderful man! I have great memories of he and his family. Every Sunday we could count on Leroy being at the sanctuary entrance with a warm handshake and big smile, making everyone feel so welcome!

  11. Majorie Dolton Williard Says:

    I have known Leroy for at least 70 years. He was a wonderful friend. I will miss talking to him but have a lot of good memories with he and Mary.

  12. Rachel Says:

    I took care of Leroy at Brookdale and always enjoyed my time with him. He was smart and quick witted which helped make light of strain of the last year. He loved and cared about his wife and kids very much. I was sorry to hear of his passing. Love to you all.

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