The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

March 10, 2011

William M. "Bud" Lehar

The Joplin Globe

NEOSHO, MO — William M. "Bud" Lehar, 77, of Neosho, Mo., passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2011, in Neosho, following a nine-month illness.

He was born July 20, 1933, in Springfield, Mo., to the late William Matthew Lehar and Rosalind (Fabro) Lehar.

Bud was a lifelong Neosho resident and graduated from Neosho High School in 1952. He served in the National Guard for 12 1/2 years. He was manager/agent of the MFA Oil Co. bulk plant, retiring after 40 years. He was a member of the former Newton County Sheriff Posse and a member of the Route 66 Corvette Cruisers Club.

Bud and Carolyn Macy were married Nov. 23, 2008. Carolyn survives.

Additional survivors include a son, Mike Lehar and wife, Ramona, Granby; a brother, Norbert Lehar and wife, Rosemary, Neosho; sisters, Betty Fowler, St. Louis, Mo., Fran Hickman, Grove, Okla., Sue Crews and husband, Jerry, Tulsa, Okla., and Loretta Yocom, Neosho; three grandchildren, Matt Lehar and fiancé, Kaci, Granby, Kris Lehar and friend, Levi, Racine, and Aara and husband, Leon Graham, Granby; three great-grandchildren, William, Wyatt and Weston; and stepsons, Wayne Ezell, South Carolina, and Steve Ezell, Neosho. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Barbara


Friends may call at Clark Funeral Home, Neosho, on Friday from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. where the family will receive friends from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Following visitation, the body will be taken for cremation.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or Newton County Cancer Council in care of Clark Funeral Home, P.O. Box 66, Neosho, MO 64850.

Arrangements are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.

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