Oleta G. “Teet”, nee Wilkie, Leemon, 96, of Marissa, IL; born on August 7, 1920 at 719 South Bess Street in Marissa, IL; passed away on Saturday, February 11, 2017.
Mrs. Leemon was a homemaker. Teet was a true Marissa girl, she loved her town and her neighborhood. She also loved her home and liked to garden and make cookies. She was a faithful and lifetime member of the First United Methodist Church of Marissa. For the last fourteen years she has especially enjoyed volunteering at the Sonshine Corner and working with the “girls”. Teet loved life and enjoyed it fully for all of her 96 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents – Alvie W. and Mable G, nee Henderson, Wilkie. Her husband Eugene G. Leemon whom she married on August 17, 1940 in Marissa, IL and who passed away on June 7, 2003. They shared 62 years of marriage, over 50 of which they resided at 901 South Bess Street. Also preceded in death by a great granddaughter – Breanna Sierra Sinn.
She is survived by her children – Dennis W. (Brenda) Leemon of Sparta, IL; Gayle J. Sinn of Marissa, IL. Her grandchildren who were her joy – Lee M. (Lori) Sinn; Lisa K. (Rick) Zweigert; James R. (Diane) Sinn; Kevin W. (Alexess) Leemon. Eight great-grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister – Iris Henson. Three nephews and one niece.
Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.heilschuessler.com
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church or to the Sonshine Corner.
Visitation: Friends may call at the First United Methodist Church in Marissa, IL on Thursday, February 16, 2017 from 9:00am to 11:00am.
Funeral: Services will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Marissa, IL on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 11:00am with Rev. Dr. Donald Wagner officiating.
Interment: Burial will be held in the Marissa Township Cemetery in Marissa, IL.
Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL is in charge of arrangements.