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Leo Abe Stilts, Sonora, KY (d. March 7, 2013)

He was a highly regarded member of the Sonora Community with many family members in Adair and Green Counties as well. He was a son of the late John William and Louvera Gentry Stilts, a member of Sonora United Methodist Church, a 35 year member of Sonora Fire and Rescue Department and a farmer
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Leo Abe Stilts, 65, of Sonora, KY, died Thursday, March 7, 2013 at his residence.

Funeral services are Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 3pmCT/4pm ET at Sonora United Methodist Church, 408 N. Main Street, Sonora, KY, with Rev. Kevin Stamps and Rev. Eudell Stilts officiating. Burial will be in Sonora Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday, March 9, 2013, 2pm-7pmCT/3pm-8pmET, or Sunday from 8am-3pmCT/9am-4pmET at Manakee Funeral Home, 29 W Western Avenue, Sonora, KY.

He was preceded in death by an infant son. Survivors include the following:
  • His wife: Lena Haynes Stilts of Sonora, KY

  • One son: Christopher (Lori Melton) Stilts of Upton, KY

  • Six sisters: Nancy Beard of Campbellsville, Lelia Smith and Betty Calhoun both of Columbia, Mary Curtsinger, Annie Curry, and Ruby Stilts all of Greensburg, KY

  • Five brothers: Rev. Eudell Stilts and J.W. Stilts both of Greensburg, Norman Stilts of Magnolia, Mark 'Buddy" Stilts and Ray Stilts both of Columbia, KY

  • Three step grandchildren
Manakee Funeral Home, 29 W Western Avenue, Sonora, KY in charge of arrangements.

This obituary information is a courtesy of Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY.

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