May 08, 2019

Leroy J. Rohs, 73, Independence, Mo., died April 25, 2019. Leroy was born October 13, 1945 in Quincy, Illinois to Glenn J. Rohs and Lucille Logan Rohs of LaGrange, Mo.

Leroy attended LaGrange public schools and graduated from LaGrange High. He attended Culver Stockton College and Northeast Missouri State Teachers’ College and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1968.

Leroy was active in the college’s marching and concert bands as part of the percussion section. While attending Northeast MO State Teachers’ College, he met his future wife, Shirley Lynn Doss of Baring, Mo. They were married in Baring on May 26, 1968. Leroy and Shirley moved to Independence, Mo., and Leroy started his career at the USDA and worked there for 32 years, retiring in 2001.

Leroy was an active member of First Baptist Church of Independence, Lee Summit Baptist Church, and recently, The Gathering Baptist Church of Independence on Noland Road. 

Leroy was a member of the Masonic Lodge for 50 years, as well as a member of the Ararat Shrines of Kansas City and an active member of the Shrines’ Antique Auto Club. He was also a member of the Heart of America Model A Ford Club and the Plain Ol’ A’s Model A Club. During his 20 years of retirement, Leroy enjoyed traveling to warm weather, Model A touring trips, and spending time with family. 

Surviving is his wife of 50 years, Shirley Rohs; three sons Kelly (Donna) of Springfield, MO, Tony (Karen) of Elk River, MN, and Cory (Jovanna) of Oak Grove, MO; and grandchildren: Arabelle, James, Madelynn, and Cora. 

A Celebration of Life was held April 27, 2019. Memorial donations in Leroy’s honor to The Gathering Baptist Church or the Kansas City Ararat Shrine Cornerstone Fund.