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SHELDON-A committal service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Sheldon Cemetery, for Charles Edward “Ed” Leavell, 70, Sheldon, who died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, at Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., following a lengthy illness. Jerod Lamb will officiate.

Arrangements are under the direction of Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.


Contributions may be made to the family, in care of the funeral home.


The obituary may be viewed and condolences sent online at www.ferryfuneralhome.com.


Survivors include two sons, Steve Leavell and wife Melissa and Jason “Blu” Leavell, all of Sheldon; five grandchildren, Kelsey, Eric, Devion, Kylie and Jason Leavell; three brothers, Wayne Leavell and wife Jeanie, Lamar, and David Leavell and Gary Leavell, both of Sheldon, and numerous nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by a son, Marshall.


Mr. Leavell was born June 10, 1943, in Sheldon, to Sterling Edward “Pat” and Dorothy C. (Lathrop) Leavell. He was reared in the Sheldon area and was a 1961 graduate of Sheldon High School. He was enlisted in the U.S. Army from 1965-1967, serving in Vietnam. He worked for Texaco Pipeline for many years and retired from Thorco in Lamar in 2007. He was a member of the Sheldon Baptist Church.


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