Obituary- Leslie C. Kelso
Services for Leslie Clyde Kelso, 77, Olathe, were Monday, Oct. 29, at D.W. Newcomers Johnson County Funeral Chapel in Overland Park. Private graveside services were at Newcomer's Johnson County Cemetery.
Mr. Kelso died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2007, at his home.
He was born May 8, 1930, in Havana, the son of Leslie Lee and Hazel Pearl Johnson Kelso. He graduated from Havana High School in May 1948 and began his college education at Kansas University. When the Korean War intervened, he joined the United States Army where he served in California and Arizona with the Army Corps of Engineers. Following his discharge, he went to work at the Bendix Corporation where he worked for 34 years as a draftsman/designer.
After his retirement, he and his wife traveled to Alaska, Europe, Africa and South America. They spent several winters in Fort Myers Beach, Fla., where they eventually lived full time for 15 years. They recently moved back to the Kansas City area.
He married Marylyn Sue Dalton on June 13, 1954. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include three daughters, Nancy Bernhardt, Overland Park, Susan Brown, Houston, Texas, and Donna DeLeon, Shawnee; a son, Michael Kelso, Eudora; a brother, Myron Kelso, Coffeyville; and 11 grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials in his name to the American Lung Association, sent in care of the D.W. Newcomers Johnson County Chapel, 11200 Metcalf, Overland Park 66210.