Lloyd Lester Lesley Jr. joined Jesus in Heaven on Thursday March 19th, 2020 at Jewell County Hospital. He was born on April 3rd, 1925 in Beloit, KS to Lloyd Lesley and Ressa (Davis) Lesley. Lloyd Grew up on a farm in Scottsville, KS. and graduated from Scottsville High School in 1943. After high school, Lloyd received a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science degree from Emporia State University and obtained 80 graduate college hours beyond his Masters. Lloyd served 35 years in public education as both a teacher and principal. He was very proud of this and thought very highly of his students. Lloyd was married to his wife Margaret (Tipton) Lesley from Beloit for 58 years. Lloyd was very attentive to Margaret and the two of them cared for each other deeply. He was an only child with very few family members and loved Margaret’s family as his own. Lloyd and Margaret spent the last years of their retirement in Mankato where they met and grew to love Trevor and Abby Elkins and Ronda Ost as family. Lloyd enjoyed spending time with Margaret and his special friends. Lloyd and Margaret loved listening to the Big Bands, especially Tommy Dorsey. He often shared about the days when he and Margaret attended big band concerts together. He was always up to date on current events and could go into detail regarding politics. Lloyd could finish a crossword puzzle book in a few days, loved to read, and even wrote his own book regarding school bus safety. To lighten the mood, Lloyd always had a joke to share! Lloyd was a stout Christian and his prayer was that more people would turn to Christ and that God would have mercy on America.
Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents Lloyd and Ressa. He was also preceded in death by his wife Margaret whom he loved very much. Lloyd is survived by family and special friends.
Private family graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 25th at Highland (Summit) Cemetery, K9 Hwy., Cloud County KS. Memorials will be given to the National Rifle Association or the Beloit Area Concert Association in care of Schoen Funeral Home and Monuments 302 N. Hersey Ave. Beloit KS 67420.
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Beloit Area Concert Association
Beloit KS 67420