Leonard Ryland Logan, 82
Leonard Ryland Logan, 82, of rural Sedalia, died Wednesday, October 23, 2013, at University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics, Columbia. He was born on September 9, 1931, on the family farm south of Sedalia near Springfork, Missouri, a son of Leonard Charles and Nora (O’Brien) Logan.
Ryland was raised on the family farm and remained there his entire life, farming the land and raising cattle. In 1949, he graduated from Cole Camp High School. On June 9, 1951, he was united in marriage to Wanda Mae Rothenberger by Father Owens at St. John’s parsonage in Bahner.
He was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church of Springfork until its closing and served on the church and cemetery boards. He served on the MFA Oil Company and Cole Camp Ambulance boards and was a member of the MO Cattleman’s Association. He enjoyed spending time with his family, hunting, fishing, watching high school ball games, seeing his grandchildren play ball, and taking care of his cows for which he had a special nickname.
He is survived by: his wife, Wanda Logan of the home; four sons, Ronald Logan and his wife LaDonna of Cole Camp, Gale Logan and his wife Shirley of Cole Camp, Marvin Logan and his wife Kay of Sedalia, and Jeff Logan and his wife Sharon of Sedalia; seven grandchildren, Natalie Paxson, Brent Logan, Jill Logan, Dale Logan, Nicole Clemons, Kaleena Logan, and Kendrick Logan; and seven great-grandchildren, Ethan Paxson, Madison Paxson, Kaitlyn Logan, Anna Logan, Harper Logan, Delaney Clemons, and Lilly Logan.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Nora Logan, his infant brother, Leon Joseph Logan, and his great-grandson, William Tyler Paxson.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 26, 2013, at the Fox Funeral Home, Cole Camp, with Brother Gary Palmer officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Cemetery, rural Cole Camp.
The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions be given to Benton County R-1 Educational Foundation, Springfork Cemetery, or Antioch Cemetery in care of the Fox Funeral Home, Cole Camp.
Pallbearers will be his grandchildren.