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Obituary for Vernon Dean Leggett

Vernon Dean Leggett age 95 of Arthur City, Texas passed away at his son’s house on Friday, November 3, 2017.  He was born on May 3, 1922 in Wapella, Illinois to John Dean Leggett and Iva (Stone) Leggett.  Vernon was a farmer for his entire life, a World War II United States Army Air Corp Veteran having served with the 493 Bombers Group better known as the Helton Hellcats as a Sargent specializing in electronics.  He married Doris (Washburn) Leggett on March 17, 1946 in Bloomington, Illinois, they were married for 71 years and she survives him.  Vernon is also survived by his children, Betty Dellinger and her husband Lyman of Ohio, Diane Thompson of Illinois, Aaron Leggett and his wife Debbie of Joplin; 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.  Vernon’s wishes were to be cremated and there will be no services at this time.  Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Simpson Funeral Home in Webb City.  Visit www.simpsonfh.com for online condolences.


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