Leonard “Lenny” Andrew Homa, 93, of Taylor Springs died Sunday, June 9, 2019 at his home, surrounded by loved ones.
Mr. Homa was born December 14, 1925, in Taylor Springs to George and Mary (Mehochko) Homa. After attending Taylor Springs Grade School and Hillsboro High School, he served as a Sgt. in the United States Marine Corps in the southwest Pacific during WWII and later owned and operated Homa Pabst Blue Ribbon Distributing. He was a lifetime resident of Taylor Springs as well as a member of the National Slovak Society, Hillsboro Moose, Knights of Columbus, and V.F.W Post #1306. Mr. Homa was also a member of the St. Agnes Catholic Church and was a Hillsboro Township Trustee for 23 years.
Leonard married Phyllis Joy Short of Taylor Springs on May 21, 1960, in Springfield at St. Peter and Paul Church. He’s survived by one son, Michael (Betsy) Homa of Hillsboro; two daughters, Mona (Joe) Wallace and Sally (Mike) McCoy, both of Taylor Springs; a sister, Betty Cerkoski of Gillespie; a sister-in-law, Karen Smith; grandchildren, Tyka (Rhys) Fuller of Coffeen, Nick (Meghan) Homa of St. Louis, Clint (Jessica) Evans of Highland, Cory (Katy) Evans of Hillsboro, Katie Homa (fiancée Dylan Richter) of Chicago, Aaron (Erin) McCoy of Williamsport, MD, Cody (Kelby) McCoy of Irving, Kim Wallace of Girard, and Brett (Ashley) Wallace of Hillsboro; great grandchildren Kohl and Lyv Fuller of Coffeen, Deklen and Finn Homa of St. Louis, Harper and Claire Evans of Highland, Addi McCoy of Maryland, Rhyan Wallace of Hillsboro and Baby Evans coming in November.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Marie Bellavich and Leona Bosnak, and one brother, George (Duke) Homa. Private family services will be held.
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