One of Sunday School’s finest went home to be with his Lord last week. Leon Kilbreth passed away Thursday, September 2 at 1:45 pm. Leon was one of the last of the great Sunday School pioneers of the stature of Arthur Flake, J. N. Barnette, and Harry Piland. A champion of Education Ministers and Sunday School, Leon was well known for his Sunday School Revivals. He was known throughout the midwest as “Mr. Sunday School.”
Leon’s funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. at Calvary Baptist Church in Alton, Illinois. Memorials may be made to Eunice C. Smith Nursing Home at 1251 College Ave., Alton, IL 62002 or to BJC Hospice. Additional information and online guest book may be found at www.gentfuneralhome.com
If you are in Christian education ministry today as an education minister, Sunday School director, teacher or class member, I can just about assure you that you are part of the Sunday School legacy of Leon Kilbreth.
Leon has gone on to his heavenly home, but his legacy in the Sunday School movement remains. You are encouraged to leave a comment below about how Leon has impacted your life and ministry.