The Obituary of Leona Harned

Leona Belle Harned, age 81, a resident of Ft. Scott, Kansas, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Tuesday, March 21, 2023, at the Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg, Kansas.

She was born at home in Fulton, Kansas on July 3, 1941, the daughter of Luther Martin Harned and Julia Alma Cadwell Harned.  Leona’s early years were spent in Fulton, Kansas.  She attended the United Methodist Church in Fulton, Kansas during her youth. The Harned family later moved to Ft. Scott where Leona graduated from Ft. Scott High School and later from Ft. Scott Community College.

Throughout her life, Leona worked at various Ft. Scott restaurants which embodied her love for people and her love for serving others.  Her last places of employment were in the cafeteria at Ft. Scott Community College and later at Marsha’s Deli.  She reluctantly retired from Marsha’s Deli at age 78.

Leona had a strong love for Christ and shared her faith unashamedly.  She spent many hours watching the TBN network on television and had an extensive collection of Bibles.  She also enjoyed singing especially the old hymns of the church.  She was a member of the Faith Church located south of Ft. Scott.


Leona is survived by two sisters, Julia Turbeville of Houston, Texas and Darlene Robinson of Ft. Scott, Kansas, as well as numerous nieces and nephews

She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Edwin, Jimmy, and George Harned.


Following cremation, Pastor Matthew Hunt will conduct a memorial service at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, April 1st at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 A.M. until service time on Saturday at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

Private burial will take place in the Memory Gardens Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to the Faith Church where it will be used for outreach, Bibles and missions.  Services are under the direction of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701.  Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at


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