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Leah Ann McGinnis December 2, 1935 - August 5, 2020

Leah Ann (Fullerton) McGinnis, age 84 of Ozark, Missouri passed away peacefully, Wednesday, August 5, 2020, in her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born December 2, 1935 in Springfield, Missouri, the daughter of Chester Lee and Aronola (Case) Fullerton. On October 20, 1998 she was united in marriage to Thomas McGinnis. Leah retired from Lily-Tulip Cup Corporation after 38 years as a dedicated employee.   Shortly after retirement, she and her husband Tom founded Ozark Knife Makers. Leah and Tom attended James River Church in Ozark.

Leah is survived by her husband of 24 years Tom McGinnis; three step-children, Tammy Carr, Shane McGinnis and Lane Burks; nine grandchildren Shane Hand, Scott Applegate, Chris Duncan, Timothy Williams, Chantel Hall, Lynn Marie Williams, Cillian McGinnis, Ben Burks and Sammi McGinnis; several great-grandchildren and a host of family and friends. Leah Ann was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, son Darryl Duncan and daughter Teresa Applegate.

Graveside funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Saturday, August 8, 2020 in  Selmore Cemetery. Escorts will be Shane Hand, Scott Applegate, Chris Duncan, Gabe Page, Timothy Williams and Kenny Carr. Arrangements are under the care of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark, Missouri. On line condolences may be shared at www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com


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    Marie Whisnant says

    Tommy so sorry for your loss my prayers are with you and your family. Leah was a wonderful Lady I’m glad I got to know her. God Bless

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    Becky PYLAND Davis says

    Tommy, Tammy & entire family, please know that all of you are in my thoughts, heart & prayers. Leah was a very special lady & always so kind, compassionate, beautiful, inside & out, and went out of her way to visit with me, whenever I saw her. From visitn with her at the shop, to her being so helpful during the classes & her dedication to Tommy & standing by his side during his illnesses. I can see her now, standing in the hallway, her & Darrell visiting together, while waiting to go inside Tommy’s room, to visit with & be with him. Her & I standing in the shop, just shaking our heads, while smiling, trying to figure out just what Darrell & Tommy could find to talk about for HOURS on end, at the table. PLEASE know I am here for y’all in any & every way I can be. All you have to do, is holler.
    Love & God bless
    Ole Beck

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    Gary Graham says

    Tom, I am sorry for your loss, we are praying for you that you may have comfort and strength during this time and feel the presence of the Lord with you !

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    David C Wittmaier says

    Deepest Sympathy Tom!!! Thinking of You!!! Dave and Nancy