Leon Eugene France, 77, died on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, at his home in Scott City. He was born on March 22, 1942, in Scott County, the son of Theodore and Violet France.
He was a resident of Scott and Wichita counties, where he was a farmer and cattleman. As a child, Leon and his siblings attended a one-room schoolhouse 2 miles from their home. He began attending school in Scott County in middle school and was a graduate of Scott Community High School in 1960. On July 19, 1991, Leon married his longtime friend, Cheryl K. Huseman-Martin, in Las Vegas.
Leon is survived by his wife, Cheryl France of Scott City; one daughter, Tracy France of Roeland Park; two sons, Clint France of Marienthal and Heath France of Hays; two brothers, Ted France of Scott City and Ron France of Garden City; six grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter, Prim.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Lydia France; two sons, Justin Martin and Dallas Martin; one brother, Darrell France; and three sisters, Zelpha, Margaret and Evelyn.
At 10:30 a.m. Thursday, there will be a morning of remembrance at the First Christian Church in Scott City. Inurnment will be in the Scott County Cemetery in Scott City. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Price & Sons Funeral Home in Scott City. Memorials can be made out to the Wichita County Amusement Association or the St. Catherine Hospice in care of Price & Sons Funeral Homes.