Pastor Leonard E. Waller

Born: Mon., Jan. 6, 1964
Died: Thu., Nov. 15, 2012

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Pastor Leonard E. Waller Jr., 48, Oblong, Illinois, passed away at 5:25 a.m. Thursday, November 15, 2012, at his residence following a courageous battle against cancer. Leonard was born in Hamilton, Ohio, on January 6, 1964, the son of Leonard E. and Twyla Morgan Waller Sr. On June 6, 1985 he married Marilyn Betts.

Leonard served as Pastor for twenty seven years in Southern Indiana and Illinois. At his death he was Pastor at Oblong Wesleyan Church as well as a bank teller at First National Bank in Oblong. He also assisted at Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, Illinois. Leonard was a member of the Class of 1982 at East Central High School in Brookville, Indiana; a 1986 graduate with a Bachelor of Religious Education from God's Bible School and College. Leonard's passion was preaching. He enjoyed reading about the history of the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln. He also enjoyed theological discussions, visiting with people and he loved Christmas and snow.

Leonard is survived by his wife Marilyn of Oblong, IL, a son and daughter-in-law Nathaniel and Laura Waller of Orland Park, IL, two daughters and a son-in-law Hannah and Matt Bolmer of Lawrenceville, IL and Esther Waller of Oblong, IL; a granddaughter, Abigail Bomer, Lawrenceville, IL; his parents, Leonard and Twyla Waller Sr. of Versailles, IN, three brothers and sisters-in-laws Steven Waller of Gallatin, TN, Brian and Heather Waller of Harrison, OH,
and Jason and Ann Waller of Bellevue, NE; a grandmother, Dorothy Morgan Hughes of Versailles, IN as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.
Preceding Leonard in death were his grandparents Charles and Mina Waller and Howard Morgan; and one uncle, Daniel Morgan.

The funeral will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, November 18, 2012, at Oblong First Christian Church, Oblong with Pastor Phil Kessen officiating. Burial will be in the Oblong Cemetery, Oblong. Visitation is from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Saturday, November 17, 2012, at the First Christian Church, Oblong.

In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Esther Waller Education Fund C/O: First National Bank, Oblong or to the Oblong Wesleyan Church with envelopes available at the First Christian Church or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, Illinois.

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11/17/2012 -

Kathy Fields

Thoughts and prayers to you from the Greensburg Wesleyan Church. Love you Rev Waller and Twyla.

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