Norman Leary
Warren-McElwain Mortuary Lawrence Chapel
120 West 13th
Lawrence, KS
Funeral Services for Norman Eugene Leary, 82, Lawrence will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, November 17, 2017 at Warren McElwain Mortuary. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. Norman passed away Sunday November 12. 2017 at Bridge Haven Assisted Living.

Norman was born August 28, 1935 in Lawrence, KS, the son of Eugene Marshal and Dorothy Josephine (Pine) Leary.

Norman graduated from Lawrence Memorial High School in 1953. He was a member of the First Methodist Church in Lawrence. He was a member of the Lawrence Jaycees, he served as a leader in the Meadowlark 4-H club for several years, a member of the Lawrence Sertoma club as well as serving on the Wakarusa Township Board, the ASCS committee and various county and state committees. He served his community well.

Norman farmed South of Lawrence with his brother Ralph for over 60 years and loved every minute of it. In their spare time they decided to develop Fairview Estates (the Leary brothers thought maybe the land would grow better houses than crops).

Norman married Norma Sharp on May 6, 1956. She survives of the home. Other survivors include his brother, Ralph Leary (Leila), daughters, Denise Britto (Gio) and Meredith Leary all of Lawrence; grandson, Chad Britto Basehor, KS., granddaughter, Christa Britto of Lawrence; great granddaughter, Avery Britto, along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will welcome family and friends Thursday November 16, 2017 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bridge Haven Village in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

Published by Lawrence Journal-World from Nov. 14 to Nov. 15, 2017.
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Norma and Leary Family: Sorry to hear of Normans passing.Even though he has been gone
for awhile nowl I know you will miss him and especially his laughter. Jim and I
enjoyed knowing him and all of the Leary
family. May he rest in peace. Bless you
through this time and always.
Bonnie Bond
Bonnie Bond
November 22, 2017
I'm sorry I wasn't able to attend the funeral. Norman was a wonderful man and I think of him and Norma often and fondly. I'm so sorry for your loss, Norma. My love and prayers are with you for God to give you the comfort of His Holy Spirit.
Lisa Day
November 18, 2017
Norma, All of us here at Pioneer Ridge who knew you and Norman at Meadowlark are sad at his passing and full of admiration for you, a wife of unparalleled love and devotion. Betty Banks
November 16, 2017
We are so sorry in the loss of your love one. Our hearts and prayers go to the Leary family. We know he will be greatly missed. We have know Norman for many years and enjoyed visiting and talking with him. He will be greatly missed. May the Lord help you all though your loss.
George & Louise O'Brien
November 16, 2017
Our deepest sympathy to the Leary family in the loss of Norman. Ralph shared many special stories with us about Norman and the times they had together. Rest in peace Norman.
Bill and Beth Cross
November 15, 2017
So sorry to lose such a great guy even though

his health hasn't been so good. He was loved by many. Audrey Hahn and Lawrence Sinks
November 15, 2017
Norma and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Norman was such an amazing kind man. I loved being his neighbor and working with him at the bank.
Ranelle Fischer
November 14, 2017
Norma and family, I am so sorry for your loss of Norman. I have wonderful memories of Norman as a wonderful neighbor and customer at the bank. He will be so missed!
Ranelle Fischer
November 14, 2017
So sorry to hear about Norman!! He was one of the "Good Guys" in My eyes!! He will definitely be missed by the Family & Folks that knew him
Delbert Sheldon
November 14, 2017
Norman was one of the most genuine people I have ever met. He was a hard working man and so very kind. He will hold a special place in my family's heart. We are so grateful to have been blessed to know him. Sending prayers to Norma and the rest of the family.
Jolene Croxell
November 14, 2017
The Leary Family is in our thoughts & prayers.
Lela And Renee'
November 14, 2017
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