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Leonard G Wymore

Remembering Leonard Wymore

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RCMA regrets to report the news of the death of Leonard Ginther Wymore, a founding father of our organization.

Leonard, born on Sept. 10, 1921, served as a minister throughout his life both in Kansas and Indiana.

His contributions to RCMA cannot be understated. Leonard led in the founding of RCMA and is one of the reasons we are the strong multifaith international association that we are today, and we could not be more grateful. Since the founding of RCMA in 1972, Leonard played a vital role in creating an association that has survived 45 years and will continue to grow even stronger.

He also served as editor of The Lookout magazine—a religious publication—at Standard Publishing Company and director of the National Christian Education Convention from 1956–1963 and director of the North American Christian Convention from 1963–1986.

Leonard, who hailed from Bartley, Neb., received a Doctor of Laws from Kentucky Christian University and the James A. Garfield Award from Emmanuel Christian University. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Manhattan Christian College in Kansas and also attended the Butler University School of Religion.

He is survived by his wife of 71 years, three children, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Leonard was detrimental to our organization and will be extremely missed by us, his family and his friends. Please join us in sending condolences.

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Benjamin E. Vogel says:

3/4/2017 8:04 PM

Did you really mean “detrimental” in your last paragraph, “Leonard was detrimental . . .”