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Chillicothe News - Chillicothe, MO
  • Mass of Christian Burial to be held Wednesday for Leroy Michael Breeden

  • Leroy Michael Breeden, age 75, a resident of Independence, Mo., died at North Kansas City Hospital, North Kansas City, Mo., on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013.
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  • Leroy Michael Breeden, age 75, a resident of Independence, Mo., died at North Kansas City Hospital, North Kansas City, Mo., on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013.
    Leroy was born on Oct. 27, 1938, the son of Harold Gotch and Dorothy Gertrude (Venneman) Breeden in Chillicothe, Mo. He was a 1956 graduate of the St. Joseph Academy, Chillicothe, Mo. On Jan. 19, 1957, he married Dixie Gillilan at St. Columban’s Catholic Church, Chillicothe, Mo. She survives of the home. He worked at Ross Miller Cleaners for 20 years. He was a member of the St. Marks Catholic Church, Independence, Missouri. After retirement he enjoyed going to the YMCA, participating in water aerobics and working out.
    Survivors include his wife, Dixie Breeden of the home; five children, Teresa Breeden of Blue Springs, Mo., Pamela Carr and husband Paul of Blue Springs, Mo., Laura Ritchel and husband Rolly of Independence, Mo., Leslie Manns and husband Brian of Grain Valley, Mo., Leroy Michael Breeden, Jr. of Peculiar, Mo.; four grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and one brother, Gerald Breeden and wife Lillian of Kansas City, Mo. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Harold Breeden.
    A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Columban’s Catholic Church, Chillicothe, Mo., on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, at 11 a.m. A Parish Rosary will be held at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Mo., on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, at 9 a.m. with a family visitation to follow until 11 a.m. Friends may call at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Mo., on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, from noon until 6 p.m. Burial will be held at Edgewood Cemetery, Chillicothe, Mo. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society and/or American Heart Association and may be left at or mailed to Lindley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 47, Chillicothe, MO 64601. Online condolences may be made at www.lindleyfuneralhome.com.
    Arrangements are under the direction of Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Mo.

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