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Roy League

May 2, 2014

Sketch for Roy L. League


Roy League, 77, died on Friday, May 2nd at Newton Medical Center.


Roy was born on June 8, 1936 to Kenneth and Mildred (Benckendorff) League in Wichita, Kansas.


He married Joan Y. Gardner on July 6, 1958 in Andover, Kansas.  They were married for almost 56 years in July.


Roy was a veteran of the U.S. Naval Reserve, achieving the rank of Petty Officer First Class. He was a former owner of “Parts Incorporated and Industrial Parts” in Great Bend, Kansas. Roy was a big fan and collector of HO scale Trains. He and Joan had moved to Newton recently and he enjoyed all of the train activity in Newton.

He was a great animal lover and had a special fondness for his dogs.  He had a great sense of humor and was a very devoted husband and father.


He is survived by his wife: Joan League; children: Pam Redinger and her husband, Robert; Mark League and his wife, Lori; Kevin League; Kim Blankman and spouse, Chris and Mat League and his fiancé, Debbie; ten grandchildren and two great grandchildren.


He was preceded in death by his parents: Kenneth and Mildred League.


Memorial services are planned for 10:30, Saturday, May 10, 2014 at Petersen Funeral Home Chapel. The family will greet friends before and after the service.


A memorial has been set up Caring Hands-Humane Society of Newton. Petersenfamilyfuneralhome.com

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  1. Joan, I am sorry to learn of Roy’s death. I didn’t know him but know he must have been a great man to have chosen you. I would like to hear from you. My sincere sympathy.

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