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Leaman C. Rawson

BONNE TERRE — Leaman Carroll Rawson, 81, of Bonne Terre passed away September 27, 2013, at St. Anthony’s Medical Center in St. Louis. He was born March 5, 1932 in Palmer, Mo. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy. He was a former Police Officer for Flat River and later worked in the aerospace industry as a tool and die maker.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leaman “Pete” Rawson and Helen (Jinkerson) Montgomery; daughter, Mary Jo Rawson; sister, Bonnie Wall.

Leaman is survived by eight children, Leaman Gale Rawson of Joshua, Texas, David B. (Donna) Rawson of Pearl River, La., Linda (Ned) Wilson of San Antonio, Texas, Mark Rawson of Joshua, Texas, Sherry Buss of Slidell, La., Tina (Don) Alt of Pearl River, La., Kevin Rawson of Joshua, Texas, and Leaman John Rawson on Bonne Terre; thirteen grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Tuesday, October 1, 2013, from 10 a.m. until the time of service at Noon at the C. Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Bonne Terre with Pastor Steve Clevenger officiating. Interment will follow at St. Francois Memorial Park. View obituary and share condolences online at

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