Troy Eugene Leatherman

Larrison Mortuary

Troy Eugene Leatherman

Pratt - Troy Eugene Leatherman passed away unexpectedly Monday, August 16, 2021, at the age of 78.

Troy was born September 26, 1942 in Stafford, Kansas to father Virgil A. Leatherman and mother, Sarah F. (Boggess) Leatherman. He graduated from Preston High School in 1960 and was in the Army National Guard for six years. He worked for the Rock Island and Union Pacific Railroad as a conductor for 33 years and was a member of the Church of Christ.

Troy loved fishing and hunting Elk in Colorado. His spare time was spent tinkering with anything that wasn't nailed down. He also collected old tractors and had a fascination with twin engine airplanes.

Troy married Kathleen (Badders) Leatherman on December 31, 1999 in Hutchinson, KS. Eventually they made their home in Abilene, Kansas where together, they shared a love and passion for animals; caring for dogs, miniature horses, mammoth and miniature donkeys, several exotic birds, and Troy's beloved South American mountain lion, Sherry, who he cherished for 17 years.

Troy is survived by his wife Kathleen; stepdaughter Michelle (Larry) Emerson of Beloit; stepsons Mike (Maria) Badders of Salina, and Mark Badders of McPherson; sisters, Sherry (John) Rishidian of Henderson, Kentucky, and Robin Ryan of Kirbyville, Missouri; grandchildren, Alex, Zack, Miranda, Alexis, and Ethan; nieces and nephews, Kathleen, Misty, Reza, Ramin, Raysha, and Rod; five great-grandchildren; and many great nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, La Quinta (Badders) Leatherman, and brother-in-law John Ryan.

Visitation will be Monday, August 23, 2021 from 1:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Larrison Mortuary, 300 Country Club Road, Pratt. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Larrison Mortuary, with John Hamm presiding. Burial will follow in Iuka Cemetery, Iuka.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital in care of Larrison Mortuary. Online condolences may be made at

Posted online on August 19, 2021