James N. LeBaron - June 16, 2009James N. LeBaron, 72, died Tuesday, June 16, 2009 at home after a long bout with cancer.
A funeral service was held Saturday, June 20 at Zion Lutheran Church, Hampton. Burial was in the Hampton Cemetery.
He was born Sept. 4, 1936 to Merle and Selma LeBaron in Twin Falls, Idaho. He lived most of his life in Nebraska. He grew up in Hampton where he graduated from high school in 1954. He served in the United States Army from 1955-1958.
He and his wife, Ruth, married in 1958 and lived in Lincoln for 30 years. After living in Dallas, Texas for seven years, they moved to Overland Park, Kan. in 1993. He worked in the sales field in the homebuilding products and plastics industries.
He earned sharpshooter (rifle) status in the U.S. Army and enjoyed guns and target shooting with his grandson.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Merle and Selma LeBaron, and Aunt Gertrude and Uncle Karl Kath with whom he lived while growing up.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Ruth; son, Jay LeBaron of Honolulu, Hawaii; daughter, Jill Suzanne LeBaron, of Overland Park, Kan.; grandson, Jimmie Gillenwater, of Overland Park, Kan.; and many extended family members and friends.
Memorials are directed to Kansas City Hospice, 9221 Ward Parkway, Suite 100, Kansas City, MO 64114 or Holy Cross Lutheran Church Legacy Campaign, 7851 W. 119th Street, Overland Park, KS 66213.