Herbert Leon Fann

Herbert Leon Fann was born July 26, 1939, in Bush, Illinois to Oras and Vernice (Downen) Fann. He passed away March 10, 2022, at the age of 82, in Mountain View, Missouri.
Leon was united in marriage to Rozella “Rose” Smith, with whom he shared almost 59 years. To this union one son, Mark Alan Fann was born.
Leon held many jobs over the years including working in the automotive industry in St. Louis. He and the family moved to Montier, Missouri in 1975, where he drove a milk truck locally for Gary and Dorothy Foulk, then for Troy and Dewayne Woolsey. He also operated a family farm with his wife, Rose, and son, Mark for over 30 years. Although he never got to operate a dozer like he desired, he did have the opportunity to run a road grader for the Shannon County Southern Road District for several years.
During his time together with Rose, the two visited nearly every state in the nation. He and Rose had a love for Studebaker cars, attending and competing in numerous car shows. Following Rose’s passing in 2019, Leon married Connie Daniels who was a loving and caring companion. It was during that time he accepted the Lord as his Savior and was baptized at the steel bridge at Buck Hollow.
He is preceded in death by his wife Rose; sister, Betty Meese; and brother, Larry Fann.
He is survived by wife, Connie; son, Mark and daughter-in-law Lisa (Smith) of Montier, MO; step-son, Devon Daniels and wife, Kim of Auxvasse, MO; grandchildren, Morgan (Fann) Dillard of Montier, MO, Jarrod Fann of Mountain View, MO, Dawson, Victor, and Brendon Daniels of Auxvasse, MO; great-grandchildren, Brilee, John Jr. “J.J.”, and Jordan Dillard; one sister, Virginia Jones of Southern Illinois; and one sister-in-law, Wilma West of Chattanooga, TN.
March 14, there was a brief memorial service led by Pastor Jeremiah Nichols at Yarber Mortuary, Mountain View. Leon will be cremated and private graveside services are planned for a later date under the direction of Yarber Mortuary of Mountain View, Missouri. Memorial Contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association or American Cancer Society. Condolences may be expressed at www.yarbermortuary.com
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