April 27 2011
(Mercer MO weekly newspaper)
Leonard Ray Hashman, son of Clellman Chester and Ada Celestia (Bloom) Hashman, was born October 13 1923 in Anton, Colorado, and died at the age of 87 years, April 19 2011 at the Wayne Community Hospital in Corydon, Iowa.
Leonard was married July 11 1942 to Beatrice Mae "Bea" Jackson, who preceded him in death on April 3 2004. He was also preceded in death by his parents, and his brother, Wayne Hashman. He is survived by two sons, Bob Hashman (and daughter-in-law Donna) and Bill Hashman (and daughter-in-law Joyce) all of Mercer, Missouri; four grandchildren, Bryan Hashman (and his wife Susan) of Mercer, Tammy Miller (and her husband Barry )of Mercer, Kimberly Wilson (and her husband Dwayne )of Mercer, and Pamela Woollis (and her husband Jesse )of Cambria, Iowa; three great grandchildren, Wesley and Brett Hashman, and Kloe Woollis; four nephews; two nieces; and by a special friend, Lucille Marley, of Trenton, Missouri.
Leonard moved with his family from Colorado to Mercer, Missouri in 1935 when he was 11 years of age. He was a 1941 graduate of Mercer High School and a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, receiving two purple hearts for wounds received in the Phillippines. In 1956, he and Bea moved with their family from where the Twin Lakes are located now to Mercer in a new house across from the Mercer School. He worked as a rural mail carrier in the Mercer, Missouri, Clio, Lineville,and Allerton, Iowa areas for 31 years. For the past six years, he has made his home with his son Bob and daughter-in-law Donna. Leonard was a member of the V.F.W. in Princeton, MO, the Ragan-Hickman American Legion Post #477 in Mercer, and the Masonic Lodge in Lineville, Iowa. He took pride in gardening, enjoyed playing pitch, fishing, and watching his grandson and great-grandsons grow.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 23 2011 at the Greenlee-Middleton Funeral Chapel in Princeton MO with Pastor Jack Stark officiating. Burial was in the Early Cemetery, south of Mercer, MO.
The family requests memorial contributions to the Ragan-Hickman American Legion Post #477 of Mercer in lieu of flowers. Contributions may be mailed to the funeral home at P.O. Box 316, Princeton, MO 64673.