Leland Wayne Inman, the son of Ervin Espy and Velma (Campbell) Inman, was born July 23, 1933, in Pottawattamie County, Iowa. Leland entered eternal rest on July 27, 2016 at Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston, Iowa, at the age of eighty-three years and four days.
Leland graduated from Corning High School with the class of 1952. He entered the United States Army in March 1953 and served his country during the Korean Conflict. Leland was honorably discharged in February 1955. Leland returned from the service to start farming on his own with the help of his father. He would remain an Adams County resident for the rest of his life. He was united in marriage to Ella Mae Johannes on June 7, 1955. Four children: Ed, Alvin, Susan and Sandra were born to bless this union. Leland milked cows for ten years prior to raising hogs, and eventually moved on to a cow-calf operation. He enjoyed buying a farm and then “fixing it up”. He loved the challenge it provided.
Leland was a member of the Corning American Legion, the National Rifle Association, and a former member of the Mt. Etna Methodist Church, where he was a board member. He also served as Trustee of Washington Township. He loved the fishing trips he took with his family, and brother-in-law Larry Johannes. Most of all, he enjoyed being with his family. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Left to cherish Leland’s memory are his loving wife of 61 years, Ella Mae of Corning, Iowa; his children: Ed Inman, Massena, Iowa; Alvin (Lynne) Inman, Prescott, Iowa; Susan (Leroy) Edge, Grimes, Iowa; Sandra (Scott Robinson) Inman-Robinson, Creston, Iowa; 15 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren with one on the way, and many other relatives and friends.
Preceding Leland in death were his parents; two sisters: Hazel Inman and Colleen Hill; many cousins; and good friends: Dick Murdock and Marvin Dhone.