Ralph Leon Cathey, 78, died Friday, March 29, 2013, at Loch Haven Nursing Home, Macon.
Leon had requested no services to be held.
He was born January 25, 1935, son of Ralph and Agnes Cathey. On July 26, 1953, he married Shirley Molloy of Bucklin.
They made their home in the Linn County and Kansas City area. He was a mechanic and owned and operated several gas stations. He was Bucklin City Marshal for nine years.
Survivors include are a son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Pat Cathey, Bucklin; daughter, Denia Beale, Kansas City; Raymond Beale, Independence; a sister, Shirley Horton, Brookfield; grandchildren, Chris and wife, Greta Cathley, Billie Jean Cathey, Bucklin, Sherry Beale, Kansas City, Anthony and wife, Sheena, Keokuk, Iowa; great-grandchildren, Calvin, Emma and Reese Cathey, Kolby and Katlin Elam, Bucklin area, Anna Beale, Keokuk, Iowa; several nieces and nephews; brothers-in-law, Jerry Varner, Springfield, Ill., and Johnny Phillips, Kansas City.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Shirley; a sister, Margaret Varner.