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Dennis Leemon

Dennis Leemon

Dennis W. Leemon, 74, of Sparta, IL; born on June 14, 1945; passed away on Tuesday, August 20, 2019.

Mr. Leemon was a farmer and a coal miner.  He was a member of the UMWA.  Dennis loved farming and tending to his animals.  Most of all he loved his family and spending time with his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents – Eugene and Oleta, nee Wilkie, Leemon.

He is survived by his wife – Brenda, nee Lilly, Leemon whom he married on July 4, 1964 at Wildy Church in New Athens, IL.  His children – Lisa (Richard) Zweigart of Evansville, IL; Kevin (Alexess) Leemon of Marissa, IL.  His grandchildren – Allana Lehde; Alexandrea (Daniel) Nelson; Oliva Leemon; Joshua Leemon; Nathan Leemon; Ruby Leemon.  His great-grandchildren – Logan Lehde; Lilyan Lehde; Jada Nelson; Dani Nelson and a great-grandson who is expected soon.  Also survived by one sister – Gayle Sinn of Marissa, IL.

Memorials may be made to the Marissa FFA Alumni Scholarship Fund.

Condolences to the family may be expressed online at

Visitation: Friends may call at the Leemon Farm at 10329 County Road 18 in Sparta, IL on Sunday, August 25, 2019 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm.

Funeral: Memorial services will be held at the Leemon Farm at 10329 County Road 18 in Sparta, IL on Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 3:00pm with Rev. Dr. Donald Wagner officiating.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL is in charge of arrangements.


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  1. janet (cavaness) braun says:

    Brenda and family, I just learned of your lost. You have my deepest sympathy.

  2. Kathy Cunningham says:

    My condolensces to the Leemon family. I pray that Our Heavenly Father will give you strength to get you through these hard times and comfort you with his love and peace of mind. May God Bless and Keep You.

  3. Tom & Karen wright says:

    Dennis was a good friend co-worker had a lot of good times working with him at the farm on the tractors will be missed greatly so long

  4. Judy Stahlheber says:

    Brenda and Family. So sorry to read of the passing of Dennis. May he rest in peace.

  5. Tim and Sara Campbell says:

    To Dennis’ family,

    Our deepest sympathies to you all on the passing of Dennis. We “grew” up together as our mothers were close friends. While it’s been years since I last saw him, I can still recall childhood events that bring a smile. May your memories of him give you the peace and comfort to sustain you in your grief.

  6. James Rusher says:

    Brenda, Helen and I are so sorry to hear about the passing of Dennis. He will be remembered by us along with others as a fine man.
    Our prayers of comfort and encouragement for you and your family in your hour of need.

  7. Barb and John Sahrhage says:

    Brenda and family,
    Sorry to hear of your loss of Dennis. Prayers for all.

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  9. Jerry and Debbie Phelps says:

    May the Lord ease your sorry!

  10. Mike Anderson says:

    Kevin, Gayle, and Lee I am so sorry to hear of Dennis’ passing. My deep sympathy to you and all the family.

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