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Leona Matilda Gartner

Leona Matilda Gartner 96, of Pittsburg, KS died 6:10pm Sunday August 7, 2022 at her home following an illness.
Leona was born March 25, 1926 in Pittsburg, KS the daughter of Rudy and Matilda (Rehak) Supancic. Leona was a lifelong resident of Pittsburg and was a graduate of Crawford County Community High School. She later was a graduate of Chillicothe Business College.
On January 11, 1947 Leona married John Gartner at the St. Barbara Catholic Church in Chicopee, KS; he preceded her in death on January 19, 1996. Leona worked as an Administrative Assistant for First State Bank, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church and Pittsburg State University. Leona retired in 1991.
Leona was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church; a member of AARP; Sacred Heart Altar Society; enjoyed Pittsburg State University Football Games; Las Vegas trips; enjoyed reading; planting flowers; loved babies and was known as a caring, compassionate caregiver.
Survivors include children Judy Bache and husband Jack of Pittsburg, KS, Duane Gartner and wife Trisha of Clovis, NM, Reis Gartner of Leawood, KS, Denis Gartner of Los Lunas, NM, Lynette Forth and husband Roger of Pittsburg, KS and Dion Gartner and wife Theresa of Lenexa, KS; 9 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
Leona was preceded in death by her husband and parents.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 1:00pm Friday August 12, 2022 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Fr. Josh Evans as celebrant. Rosary will be recited 12:30pm prior to the service at the church. Informal visitation will be from 3-6:00pm Thursday August 11, 2022 at the Friskel Funeral Home Frontenac, KS. In lieu of flowers the family asks expressions of sympathy to be in the form of memorials to Harry Hynes Hospice. Friends may drop off or mail memorials to Friskel Funeral Home 230 E. McKay Frontenac, KS 66763. Condolences may be left at www.friskelfuneralhome.com.

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