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 Linn County News

Published Aug. 29, 2018

Leland Duane Wood, 70, of Fort Scott, was welcomed into Heaven’s open arms on Aug. 23, 2018. Bless his tired heart; he is now shooting baskets with the best cheering section you could find in Heaven.

Leland was born Oct. 14, 1947, in Fort Scott, Kan., the son of Vergil Leon and Delma Dorene (Brown) Wood. He married Mary Underwood Sept. 28, 1968, in Mapleton, Kan., and she survives of the home.

Leland was a member of the First Missionary Baptist Church in Uniontown, Kan., and was a teacher, coach and insurance agent. He was a member of the Every Other Wednesday Night Poker Club, Every Monday Night Poker Club, Ruritan and Max’s Way Station Coffee Group. He originated Biddy Football and Biddy Basketball in Uniontown.

In addition to his wife Mary, Leland is also survived by his children, Gerald Wood, of Rosemount, Mont., Matthew Wood and Rebecca, of Uniontown, and Amy Mitchell and David, of Shawnee, Kan.; a sister, Carol Majors and Bruce, of Fort Scott; three brothers, Craig Wood and Linda, of Pleasanton, Kan., Dave Wood and Debra, of Fort Scott, and Kevin Wood and Kathy, of Prescott, Kan.; a sister-in-law, Vicki Wood, of Humboldt, Kan.; and seven grandchildren, Brian Wood, Brenden, Carter, A.J. and Alaina Wood, and Tyler and Zachary Mitchell. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Kenny Wood; and two nephews, Chris Homan and Benjamin Underwood.

Pastor Marty DeWitt conducted funeral services on Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, at the First Missionary Baptist Church in Uniontown, followed by burial at the Prescott Cemetery under the direction of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Missionary Baptist Church Building Fund and left in the care of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, 15 W. Wall Street, PO Box 309, Fort Scott, KS 66701. Condolences may be submitted to the online guestbook at


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