Leonard Theodore Barber Jr.

Leonard Theodore Barber Jr.

Leonard Theodore Barber Jr. passed on September 4, 2021 at K.U. Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas. He was born on May 24, 1963, in Burlington, Kansas, the son of Leonard Barber Sr. and Dianne ( Spring) Barber. Growing up Leonard attended school in Garnett, Lawrence and Ottawa, Kansas. He was baptized at the First Baptist Church in Garnett, Kansas. He worked most of his life for private contractors installing dry wall an remodeling houses. On July 25, 1981, Leonard was united in marriage to Lisa Cannady. They had one daughter, Candy. They later divorced. On October 24, 1987, Leonard was united in marriage to Kathy Bishop, They later divorced. On July 25, 1996, Leonard was united in marriage to Kimberly Beatty. They had three children, Leonard III "Lenny", Elizabeth and Cherokee "Cheri". They later divorced. Leonard moved to Altus, Oklahoma and resided there for many years before returning to Ottawa, Kansas for the last 5 years of his life. While living in Altus, OK, Leonard enjoyed camping and fishing with his family at nearby Lake Altus-Lubert. After returning to Ottawa, KS, Leonard enjoyed fishing, watching the Kansas City Chiefs games, listening to KOFO radio and visiting with friends and family. Leonard was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard Sr. and Dianne Barber, and his infant daughter Elizabeth Barber. Survivors include four children, Candy Ontiveros, Rock Springs, WY, Lenny Barber, Altus, OK, Cheri Barber, Altus, OK and Ean Schlotzhauer, Temple, TX; eleven grandchildren; two sisters, Rose Lockhart & husband Troy, Overbrook, KS, and Denise Geist & husband John, Garden City, Kansas; two brothers, Tommy Barber, Ottawa, KS and Larry Barber & wife Renee, Richmond, KS; an aunt, Darlene Griffin, Ottawa, Kansas and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Leonard will be remembered for his kind heart, his caring personality, his friendliness toward everyone he encountered and his love for his family. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. A get together to remember and celebrate his life will be held at a later date.

Posted online on November 01, 2021

Published in The Ottawa Herald

Leonard Theodore Barber Jr.

Leonard Theodore Barber Jr.

Leonard Theodore Barber Jr. passed on September 4, 2021 at K.U. Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas. He was born on May 24, 1963, in Burlington, Kansas, the son of Leonard Barber Sr. and Dianne ( Spring) Barber. Growing up Leonard attended school in Garnett, Lawrence and Ottawa, Kansas. He was baptized at the First Baptist Church in Garnett, Kansas. He worked most of his life for private contractors installing dry wall an remodeling houses. On July 25, 1981, Leonard was united in marriage to Lisa Cannady. They had one daughter, Candy. They later divorced. On October 24, 1987, Leonard was united in marriage to Kathy Bishop, They later divorced. On July 25, 1996, Leonard was united in marriage to Kimberly Beatty. They had three children, Leonard III "Lenny", Elizabeth and Cherokee "Cheri". They later divorced. Leonard moved to Altus, Oklahoma and resided there for many years before returning to Ottawa, Kansas for the last 5 years of his life. While living in Altus, OK, Leonard enjoyed camping and fishing with his family at nearby Lake Altus-Lubert. After returning to Ottawa, KS, Leonard enjoyed fishing, watching the Kansas City Chiefs games, listening to KOFO radio and visiting with friends and family. Leonard was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard Sr. and Dianne Barber, and his infant daughter Elizabeth Barber. Survivors include four children, Candy Ontiveros, Rock Springs, WY, Lenny Barber, Altus, OK, Cheri Barber, Altus, OK and Ean Schlotzhauer, Temple, TX; eleven grandchildren; two sisters, Rose Lockhart & husband Troy, Overbrook, KS, and Denise Geist & husband John, Garden City, Kansas; two brothers, Tommy Barber, Ottawa, KS and Larry Barber & wife Renee, Richmond, KS; an aunt, Darlene Griffin, Ottawa, Kansas and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Leonard will be remembered for his kind heart, his caring personality, his friendliness toward everyone he encountered and his love for his family. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. A get together to remember and celebrate his life will be held at a later date.

Posted online on November 01, 2021

Published in The Ottawa Herald