In Memory of

Leo Edward Becker

July 1, 1934 - October 21, 2019

Obituary

Leo Edward Becker, 85, of Lone Jack, MO passed away on October 21, 2019. Visitation will be at Langsford Funeral Home on Thursday, October 24, 2019 from 6-8pm, with rosary at 6pm. Funeral Mass will be at Our Lady of the Presentation on Friday, October 25, 2019, at 10am. Burial with full military honors will follow at Floral Hills East Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of the Presentation Catholic Church Building Fund.

Leo Edward Becker was born July 1, 1934 in Axtell, KS. As a child, Leo was raised on their family farm in Purcell, KS. He graduated from Everest High School in 1952. As a young man, he served in the U.S. Army, graduated from Highland Junior College with his Associates Degree in 1959, and achieved his Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Kansas State University in 1962. Leo had a very successful career of 33 years in Engineering at Western Electric/AT&T/Lucent Technologies, retiring at age 55. Leo also enjoyed working on his two farms in Lone Jack, MO, where he raised cattle and crops.

Leo married Marilyn Adell (Streeper) Becker, the love of his life for 60 years, on June 20, 1959 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Purcell, KS. Together, they had four children, Terry Leo Becker (Kathy), Laura Ann Storie (Tracy), Jennifer Lee Blair (Richard), and Kelly Marilyn Hagar (Scott); eleven grandchildren, David Blair (Taylor), Joel Laughlin (Jodi), Kyle Becker (Cheyenne), Kristen Blair, Jason Laughlin (Shelby), Justin Becker, Jordan Laughlin, Paul Becker, Jesse Laughlin, Marilyn Hagar, and Travis Hagar; and four great-granddaughters, Jentry Laughlin, Addison Becker, Josie Becker, and Zelda Blair.

Leo was preceded in death by his parents, Henry J. and Esther McLaughlin Becker; brother, Emmett Becker; and sister, Alice Becker Keller.

Condolences

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Terry and family,

Our deepest sympathy to you and your loved ones at this time. You are in our thoughts and prayers!
God Bless!

Sorry to hear about Leo . I will miss the funeral as I am in New York. Will be thinking of you and your family. Prayers

Thinking of all the Becker’s and Laughlin’s at this difficult time. May your dad and grandfather’s love fill your hearts forever.

Death after all is part of life. It is obvious that Leo lived his life fully and with great enthusiasm. What a good man with amazing accomplishments. My deepest sympaties for your loss but also my great admiration for a life well lived. He will live on in your memories and be comforted that he has found everlasting peace.

Dearest Laura and Family, sending my condolences and prayers. Thinking of all of you. Darlene

So sorry for your loss. Leo was a great neighbor and always a pleasure to talk to. He always had something funny to say! God bless. He will surely be missed in the neighborhood.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of sorrow. May you find peace and healing in God’s love.

So sorry to hear about your loss. Leo was a good man and will be missed by many. Prayers to the family.

Leo and I both worked at Western Electric/AT&T for 30+ Years. I remember him as a very hard working, capable and honorable, and fair man who always gave his very best to whatever task lay before him.

Visitation

Thursday, October 24, 2019
6-8pm
Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063

Services

Friday, October 25, 2019
10am