In Memory of

Lela Fern Minnick

December 29, 1927 - December 1, 2023


Lela F. (Enos) Minnick, 95, of Lee’s Summit, MO, went to be with her Lord and Savior December 1, 2023.  Funeral services will be at Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SW 3rd St, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063. Visitation will be at 10:00 AM, Saturday, December 9, 2023, followed by the Funeral at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow at Floral Hills East Memorial Gardens, 25203 E US Hwy 50, Lee’s Summit, MO 64086 In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Missouri Baptist Children’s Home. Donations can be made online at, by texting @mbch to 52014, or by mailing cash or checks to 11300 St. Charles Rock Road, Bridgeton, MO 63044

Lela was born December 29, 1927, in Adrian, MO, to James V. and Ruth L. Enos. She married Veldon Gene Minnick on April 27, 1951, and moved to Lee’s Summit, MO in 1955. 

She was a loving, devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Her children, Ron G. Minnick (Debra) and Vickie L. Jones (David), her grandchildren Carrie R. Bowman (Andy) and Jesse A. Minnick (Bre), and her great grandchildren Cecilia and Caleb Bowman were her pride and joy. 

She worked at Unity Village, Hallmark Cards, the Lens Plant in Butler, MO, a department store in Ft Riley, KS, and the Lee’s Summit R-7 School district as a bus aide.  She also was a long-time volunteer at the Lee’s Summit Community Hospital, pushing the courtesy cart and handing out snacks, water and newspapers. But her favorite job of all was being called “Grandma Lela” by many children that she cared for in her home from the 1960’s-1980’s. She was a long-time member of the First Baptist Church, Lee’s Summit, MO, and active with her Sunday School Class until recent years. 

Her hobbies included camping and fishing at Lake Pomme de Terre, crocheting and needle work, and baking. 

Lela lived on her own with her dog Cody until the summer 2023 when she moved to Wexford Place. 

She was preceded in death by her husband Veldon Gene Minnick, her parents, her siblings Viola Doll, Lila Alexiou, Frank Enos, and James Enos, her nephew Frank Enos II, and her great nephews Travis Enos and Carson Elmer. She is survived by her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, sister-in-law Peggy Wulff, Frederick, CO, and brother-in-law D.J. Minnick, Oklahoma City, OK, many nieces, nephews and cousins. 


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Our love and prayers of comfort to you and yours at this time. This is but a grain in God’s hour glass of your life. It will pass but remember the sweet times.

Sending you love and prayers during this difficult time from Shelby and I. We love you very much and will see you soon.

Sending all our Love and Prayers to this Precious Family and asking God to comfort you and let you know you are truly loved. You are Precious People. May God be with you in His Greatest Peace, Comfort, and Mighty Love! Our Hearts are with You!

Aunt Lela was a great lady I remember when I was young and my folks and I went to Pomme de terre lake and camped out with Aunt Lela and Uncle Gene and Ronnie, Vickie we would make homemade pies on the camp fire and go boating what a wonderful time we had. Aunt Lela will truly be missed. Nephew Jeff

Dear Friend Vickie and Family,

I’m so sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. My prayers and sympathy for you and your family.


Vicki….thank you SO much for letting me know of your Mom (Lola’s) passing to join her husband and our Lord Jesus.

She was such a wonderful.friend and neighbor to my dear friend Jackie Wood. How much i did appreciate her “looking after” and notifying me of her needs….so many times.

Even got to know and love her little Cody….what a sweet friend he was for her.

May God give you and your family peace and comfort. How blessed to.have had so many memories of a loving Mom..
Thank you again for sharing with me…

So sorry to have read of Lela’s death. She touched so many lives and will be thought of often and loved forever. May the memories of a life well lived bring you comfort during this time of great sadness. This Bible verse recorded in Psalms 46:1 is something we need to remember when facing a tragedy. It reads “God is our refuge and strength, a help that is readily found in times of distress .” May the God of all comfort give strength and his love to each of you.


You remain I our thoughts and prayers and may perpetual light shine on your mom and May her soul rest in peace.

God Bless!

Dave and Anne McDonald

Heaven is rejoicing! Lord Jesus, give an unlimited supply of Your Grace so Lela’s family will experience Your Peace, Love, Joy & Comfort knowing that Lela changed her address to “Heaven”. God Bless!


Saturday, December 9, 2023
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063


Saturday, December 9, 2023
11:00 AM
Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063