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Lela Handran 1933 – 2024

Lela Handran 1933 – 2024 Lela Handran 1933 – 2024

Lela Lucille Handran was born at home in Agency, MO on July 18, 1933 to Cecil and Inez Leonard. She had a twin brother, Leland join her as well. Lela would often mention that Leland was a gentleman right from the beginning as he said ladies first and stepped aside for her to be born first. She had an older brother, Jim, younger brother Chester and two younger sisters, Barbara and Cecile. She started school in a tworoom schoolhouse in Willow Brook, MO and attended Benton HS in St. Joseph MO for the first three years. Her family moved and she graduated from High School in Lone Star, Co in 1951. Some of her best memories from her younger years included roller skating with her brothers and working at F. ...