Edward Leffen Pflug
A long-time member of the Grove Community, Edward Leffen Pflug, passed
away recently in Albuquerque New Mexico on July 14, 2014. He is survived
by his sister Marjorie Santori, her husband Paul, brother George Pflug
and his wife Nita, his three daughters, Regine Anderson, Martha Ernest
and Gale Swearingen and her husband Craig Swearingen, step daughter Susan
Walker and her husband Charles, step son, Arthur Babb and his wife Elise.
In addition Leffen is survived by his eight grandchildren and eight great
Leffen was born on July 18, 1922 in Joplin Missouri to Edward and Mayme
Pflug. He married Yvonne “Bonnie” Pflug on December 14, 1974.
Leffen was very active in the Joplin community. He was a member of the
Kiwanis club, Joplin Jaycees, and Joplin Chamber of Commerce. Leffen was
preceded in death by his wife L Yvonne ‘Bonnie’ Pflug, his
parents and brothers Bob, Glen and Joe Harry.
After working for over forty years with Empire District Electric Company
in Joplin Missouri, Leffen and Bonnie retired to Grand Lake of the Cherokees
in Grove Oklahoma. Both Bonnie and Leffen devoted themselves to supporting
their community, including becoming founding members of St. Andrews Episcopal Church.
A memorial service will be held 11:00 am Friday, August 1st, at St. Andrews
Episcopal Church, 555 E Third Street in Grove Oklahoma.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donating to the St. Andrews Building
Fund or a charity of your choice.