Jonnie L. Leatherman

CHANUTE — Jonnie L. Leatherman, 64, of Chanute passed away Sunday, May 16, 2021, at the University of Kansas Hospital.

“Jon” was born Sept. 22, 1956, in Topeka to Bill and Madge Leatherman. He grew up in Chanute and graduated from Chanute High School in 1974.

Jon worked in car sales for the majority of his life in the Southeast Kansas and Kansas City areas. He was a fan of collegiate sports, professional sports and slow-pitch softball. Jon enjoyed watching his son and friends’ slow-pitch softball teams compete. His favorite teams included the Jayhawks, Sooners, Royals, Yankees, Chiefs, Cowboys and the Bad News Blazers.

Jon is survived by his two sons, Jerad Leatherman and Ryan Leatherman, both of Pittsburg; and former spouse Kathy Dierks of Chanute.

A memorial event will be announced by the family at a later date. Cremation has been requested.

Memorials may be made in Jon’s name to either the Special Olympics of Kansas or Chanute Post No. 170 American Legion baseball. Memorials may be mailed to or left at Countryside Funeral Home, 101 N. Highland, Chanute, KS 66720. 

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