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Friday, March 12, 2021

Obituary - Paul Leonard Tenholder

FUNERAL MASS for Paul will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, in Montrose, Missouri.

OFFICIATING will be Jason Koch.

The ROSARY will be said at 6:00 p.m. VISITATION will follow from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Monday, March 15, 2021 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Montrose, Missouri.

INTERMENT will follow funeral Mass at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Montrose, Missouri.

The Family suggests MEMORIAL contributions be made to St. Mary’s School.

Paul Leonard Tenholder, 75, was born in Clinton, Missouri on December 14, 1945. He was the son of Theodore George and Alma Marie (Cook) Tenholder. Paul passed away peacefully on March 11, 2021 at KU Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas after a long fight with cancer.

Paul spent his formative years in the Montrose, Missouri, area where he graduated from high school in 1963. Shortly after completing his education, he married Linda Jones on August 14, 1965, his wife of 55 years. To this union four children were born: Greg, Connie, Matt, and Lori.

Paul worked on the family farm in the Montrose area all his life raising cattle, hogs, and row crops. Apart from this, he most enjoyed taking his family to Pomme de Terre Lake, camping and teaching them to water ski. He also loved traveling throughout the Great American West, especially the mountain area of Colorado. Paul’s family remained the most important thing to him and he loved spending many hours with his grandchildren, attending many sporting events. Throughout his life Paul remained a dedicated member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Montrose, Missouri and was an enthusiastic supporter of St. Mary’s School. He will be deeply missed by his family and many friends.

Preceding Paul in death were his parents, Theodore George and Alma Marie (Cook) Tenholder; and one grandson, Conner Tenholder; one brother, Don Tenholder and a sister, Joan Engeman.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Tenholder; children: Greg (Shirley) Tenholder, Connie (Jody) Rapp, Matt (Amanda) Tenholder, and Lori Burch; grandchildren: Nolan, Sydney, Hunter Tenholder; Abbey and Emily Rapp, Allison and Macey Tenholder and Madysen Faulkenberry, and Catherine Hooten; three sisters, Florence Tenholder, Blanche Jurgensmeyer, and Judy Steiger along with many extended family members and dear friends.