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Leonel F. Schlobohm

December 15, 1926 — April 11, 2024

Kansas City, Missouri

Leonel Francis Schlobohm, 97, of Kansas City, formerly of Smithton, passed away Thursday, April 11, 2024 at The Oxford Grand Assisted Living. 

He was born December 15, 1926, in Smithton, a son of the late Lewis A. and Nellie (Weichen) Schlobohm. On April 23, 1949, he married Glenna D. Martin, and they had three children, Cherrick, Peggy and Donna. Glenna preceded him in death on June 7, 1995. On June 10, 1996, he married Dorothy Buchanan and welcomed her family as his own. Dorothy preceded him in death on December 17, 2021. On September 2, 2023, he married Rose Mary Allen, and the family circle widened again as he welcomed her family as his own. 

Leonel was a 1945 graduate of Smithton High School. He served his country honorably in the US Army 1946 - 1947. He was stationed in Arkansas when he finished his military service, married Glenna and worked as a milkman. In 1954, they moved to Kansas City and he continued delivering milk for a year. From 1955-1965, he worked for the Wabash Railroad. During this time, he also helped a builder with home construction. In 1966, he left the railroad and established his own home construction and remodeling business. He was a longtime member of Birmingham Baptist Church (now Birmingham Community Church). In his younger years, he served as a Deacon, Sunday School teacher and helped with Vacation Bible School. He loved reading the Bible and was a Gideon. Leonel was a people person. He loved meeting people and getting them engaged at church and the retirement community. He loved his family. As the blended family grew, he made everyone feel loved and accepted. Leonel enjoyed playing Farkle, music, and especially spending time with the grandkids and taking them for walks by the river. He loved vacationing in Branson and cruising on the Branson Belle. He enjoyed several trips to Hawaii and cruise ship excursions. 

Survivors includes his wife, Rose Mary, his three children, Cherrick Schlobohm, of Independence, Peggy Johnston (Richard) and Donna Bockover (Rick), all of Kansas City, MO; and many stepchildren; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. 

In addition to his wives, Glenna and Dorothy and his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Virgil Schlobohm; and a sister, Rosella Anderson. 

Funeral services will be 11:00 am Saturday, April 20, 2024 at Birmingham Community Church, 421 Spratley, Birmingham, MO, with Rev. Charles Bush officiating. Visitation will be 10:00 am until service time at the church. 

Pallbearers will be Jason Schlobohm, Brian VanDierendonk, Ben VanDierendonk, Greg Johnston, Jed Johnston and James Hicks. 

Burial will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 20, 2024, at Lake Creek Cemetery near Smithton with full military honors conducted by VFW Post 2591 and US Army. 

Memorial contributions are suggested to The Gideons in care of Heckart Funeral Home.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Saturday, April 20, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Birmingham Community Church

421 Spratley, Birmingham, MO 64161

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Funeral Service

Saturday, April 20, 2024

11:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Birmingham Community Church

421 Spratley, Bi, MO 64161

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