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Leonard Morris Roark

Friday, August 20, 2004

Leonard Morris Roark, 82, of Westphalia, passed away at 1:05 p.m. Aug. 18, 2004 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes.

Born May 24, 1922 in Sandborn, he was the son of Marvin and Sadie (McLin) Roark. He married Ruth (Stremming) Roark on May 24, 1947.

Leonard was a World War II U.S. Army veteran with four Bronze Stars and two Purple Hearts. He was a coal miner and worked at Custom Farm Service at Edwardsport. He retired in 1984. He was a member of Salem United Church of Christ of Westphalia, American Legion Post 479 of Lyons and White River Valley Antique Association in Elnora.

Survivors include: his wife Ruth Roark of Westphalia; four sons, Leonard Eugene and his wife Carla Roark of Edwardsport, Tim and his wife Debbie Roark of Sandborn, Darrel Michael Roark of Westphalia, and Roger L. Roark of Westphalia; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Elizabeth Purcell of Bicknell and Delores Inman of Sandborn; three brothers, Neal Roark of Oaktown, Glen Roark of Wheatland, and Jim Roark of Oaktown.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Robert Roark and an infant brother, and one son Dennis Lee Roark.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Anderson-Poindexter Sandborn Chapel with the Rev. Peter Haskins officiating. Burial will be at Salem U.C.C. Cemetery, Westphalia with military graveside service.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today, and from 9 a.m. until the hour of service Saturday at the funeral home.