JOHNSON CITY — Leo Whipple, 72, of Johnson City, died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, at Stanton County Long Term Care Unit in Johnson City.

He was born Oct. 9, 1944, in Syracuse, to Earl and Irma Becker Whipple. He attended Stanton County schools, graduating from high school in 1962.

Mr. Whipple had farmed in Stanton County since 1979.

Survivors include a sister, Judy Whipple of Johnson City. He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Irma Whipple; and a brother, Joe Whipple.

Graveside service will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at Stanton County Cemetery in Johnson City.

Memorials are suggested to the Polymyositis Research Association, in care of Garnand Funeral Home, Box 715, Johnson City, KS 67855.

Condolences may be posted at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com.