William M. “Bud Lehar, 77, of Neosho, MO, passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2011, in Neosho, following a nine-month illness.. He was born July 20, 1933, in Springfield, MO, to the late William Matthew Lehar and Rosalind (Fabro) Lehar.
Bud was a lifelong Neosho, MO resident and graduated from Neosho High School in 1952. He served in the National Guard for 12 ˝ years. He was manager/agent of the MFA Oil Co. bulk plant, retiring after 40 years. He was a member of the former Newton County Sheriff Posse, and a member of the Route 66 Corvette Cruisers Club.
Bud and Carolyn Macy were married November 23, 2008; Carolyn survives. Additional survivors include a son, Mike Lehar and wife, Ramona, Granby; a brother, Norbert Lehar and wife, Rosemary, Neosho; sisters, Betty Fowler, St. Louis, MO, Fran Hickman, Grove, OK, Sue Crews and husband, Jerry, Tulsa, OK, Loretta Yocom, Neosho; three grandchildren, Matt Lehar and Fiancé’ Kaci, Granby, Kris Lehar and friend, Levi, Racine, Aara and husband, Leon Graham, Granby; three great-grandchildren, William, Wyatt and Weston; and stepsons, Wayne Ezell, S. Carolina, and Steve Ezell, Neosho.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Breen.


Born: July 20, 1933
Death: March 9, 2011


Carolyn (Macy) Lehar Mike and Ramona Lehar, Son and daughter in-law
Norbert and Rosemary Lehar, Brother and sister in-law
Betty Fowler, Sister
Fran Hickman, Sister
Sue and Jerry Crews, Sister and brother in-law
Loretta Yocom, Sister
Three grandchildren, Matt Lehar and Fiance' Kaci, Kris Lehar and friend Levi, Aara and Leon Graham. Three great grandchildren, William, Wyatt and Weston and stepsons, Wayne Ezell, and Steve Ezell

Preceded in Death By

William Matthew and Rosalind (Fabro) Lehar, Parents
Barbara Breen, Sister



Friday March 11, 2011, 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM at Chapel of Memories
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Friday February 11, 2011, 5:00 PM - 6:30PM at Chapel of Memories
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Following visitation, the body will be taken for cremation.


Memorial donations may be made to:
American Heart Assoc. or Newton County Cancer Council, c/o Clark Funeral Home, PO Box 66, Neosho, Mo. 64850