Obituary of Leanna Leatherman


Leanne Ruth Leatherman, age 62, resident of Fort Scott, KS, died Wednesday, May 10, 2023, at her home.  She was born February 25, 1961, in Fort Scott, the daughter of David and Ruth Whiteside Milburn.  Leanne was always a country/farm girl and an avid horse lover throughout her life.  She rode with the Young American’s Drill Team.  Leanne worked in the family Whiteside’s grocery store throughout her early days.  She graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in animal science.  Leanne married Mark Leatherman on February 15, 1986, in Fort Scott.  She was a lifetime member of the Bourbon County Fair Board and helped many area youth through 4H.  Assisting her community was paramount.  She enjoyed all crafts including crocheting, sewing, stuffed animals, blankets, and more.  She loved spending time with family, especially camping trips, and trout fishing.


Survivors include her husband Mark of the home; a son, Clint Leatherman, and fiancé Jodi Hardin; 4 grandchildren, Caden, Cian, Lukas, and Xabier; brothers and sisters-in-law Tom and Connie Leatherman, Deerfield, MO, and Steve and Debbie Leatherman, Joplin, MO, brother-in-law David Cannon, Louisburg, KS; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by a sister-in-law Beth Cannon, and her parents.


Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Monday, May 15th, at the Cheney Witt Chapel.  Burial will follow in the Clarksburg Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 Sunday evening at the Cheney Witt Chapel.  Memorials are suggested to either Care to Share or the Bourbon County Fair Board and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, P.O. Box 347, 201 S. Main St., Fort Scott, KS 66701.  Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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