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Leon Shearrer
(January 29, 1941 - November 10, 2013)

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Leon Shearrer

U.S. Veteran

Leon Shearrer, 72, passed away November 10, 2013 at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

He was born January 29, 1941 at Wagner, Oklahoma; the son of David Fred and Edna Witt Shearrer. A lifetime area resident; Leon was retired from the Pawnee County Sheriffs Office in Larned. He was in Law Enforcement for 37 years, worked in the Pawnee County Sheriffs office for 28 years and was the Pawnee County Sheriff for 20 years.

He was of the Christian faith and a member of the Kansas Sheriff’s Association, the Fort Larned Lions Club and the National Rifle Association.

On June 10, 1962 he married Virginia Swartz at Macksville. She passed away June 5, 2006.

Survivors include; three daughters, Jennifer Eakin, Lawrence, Rebecca Knauf, Rozel and Stacy Shearrer, Kansas City, Missouri; a brother, Frank Shearrer, Larned; a sister, Audrey Bridges, Weeletka, Oklahoma and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by; a brother, Wincle Shearrer and four sisters, Osea Mulanax, Wholline Ganner, Lottie Mae Leach and Sue Greathouse.

Funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Beckwith Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Jack Hopkins presiding. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the Mortuary. Burial with military graveside rites will be in the Larned Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to the Kansas Sheriff’s Association in care of the Beckwith Mortuary, P.O. Box 477, Larned, KS 67550.


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