Funeral Card, March 11, 1995,
Mr. Leo Wilks age 100 of Auxvasse died Friday, March 10, 1995 at the Frene Valley Health Center in Hermann, Missouri. He was born November 20, 1894 in Bachelor, Missouri, a son of James Rufus Wilks and Oddie Day Wilks. He married Pearl English on December 1, 1915. She preceded him in death on November 25, 1970.
Survivors include one son, James H. Wilks of Little Rock, Arkansas and one daughter, Mrs. Roy [Opal Jean] Heying of Portland, Missouri, 11 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, two brothers, Lowell Wilks of Scottsbluff, Nebraska and Paul Wilks of San Diego, California, two sisters, Dollie Lewis of Whatcheer, Iowa, and Lucille Foulds of Hobbs, New Mexico.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two daughters; Marie Wilks, and Juanita Keith, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, five sisters and two brothers.
Mr. Wilks worked as a farmer and carpenter in and around the Auxvasse area all his life. He was a member of the Christian Church in Bachelor, Missouri and the Auxvasse Christian Church in Auxvasse, Missouri.