Obituary of Leasha Galvis

Leasha Renee Galvis, 47, of Olathe, Kansas passed away, Monday, May 11, 2020 at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas. She was born the daughter of Loretta Hall August 26, 1972 in Pittsburg, Kansas. She married John A. Galvis on September 26, 2003 in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, he survives of the home.

Leasha graduated from Uniontown High School in 1990 as the class Salutatorian and was in the National Honor Society, she graduated from Pittsburg State University in the Honors Program and received her Master’s Degree from Kansas State University. She worked for Searles Valley Minerals in International Sales and was proficient at Bilingual Translation. She was a member of the Indian Creek Community Church.

Leasha had a special way of bringing, giving, & sharing joy to those who knew her. She was deeply, deeply loved by her family here in the United States and Colombia, South America.

In addition to her husband, John, she is survived by her parents, Loretta and Dale Arnold of Fort Scott, 2 brothers, Troy Arnold of Fort Scott and Trenton Arnold of North Platt, Nebraska, five sisters, Tami Cassell-Shirley of Fort Scott, Kansas, Sandra Galvis of Bogota, Colombia, Luz Galeano of Lenexa, Didi Vincent of Andover, Kansas, and Katie Klein of St. Louis, Missouri as well as several Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews and Cousins.

Funeral Services will be private and burial will be in the Memory Gardens Cemetery in Fort Scott, under the direction of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home.

The Family suggests memorials to “Care To Share”, donations may be sent to or left in the care of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, 15 W, Wall St., P.O. Box 309, Fort Scott, Kansas 66701. Condolences may be submitted to the online guestbook at

7 thoughts on “Obituary of Leasha Galvis”

  1. I am so sorry to hear that my grade school, high school, and college friend has passed away. She was my science partner in high school (Bio I, II, and Chemistry) and my math relay buddy in all we did together for competitions for Mr. Shinn, and in college at Pitt we helped each other in several classes we were taking together. She was an awesome friend and will be greatly missed. Cork

  2. My condolences to all the family. Leasha was a co worker & friend of mine – I know how very hard she fought these last months and will always remember her last words to me in March were ” And this to, shall pass”.
    Rest in Peace Leasha,
    LuAnn Dunham

  3. Condolences to Leasha’s family and friends. She will he sorely missed by all that knew her.

    We worked together for many years at Farmers and just reconnected recently. She was a wonderful, caring, kind, funny, smart and beautiful person. I’m so glad I got to see her recently. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Loretta and Dale I understand the pain you are feeling, it is difficult to outlive a child. Please know I am praying for you and your family and all her friends who are hurting right now. Please let me know if you need anything.

  5. Loretta and family,

    My heart is simply broken. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.
    Leasha was one of the kindest people I ever knew. She was a friend I could always count on. She honored me as she stood beside me on my wedding day, encouraging me in the next step of my journey. You raised a beautiful daughter, Loretta, and I can’t imagine how you will miss her. But, what a day that will be when you are reunited for eternity! Love and Prayers!
    Heather (Mills) Grimes

  6. Leasha was a dear friend and neighbor to me throughout grade school and high school. She always had an infectious laugh and great sense of humor. She was so incredibly intelligent- she would be finishing her homework for the day on bus ride to school, and it would have taken me hours to complete the night before! Prayers and thoughts to all the family- especially Lorretta,- who was a loving and sweet mother figure to me growing up.
    Maria Farrell Davenport

  7. Loretta, I am so sorry to hear this. I remember how fiercely you loved your little girl, raised and protected her. Please know you will be in my prayers. Nancy

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