OBITUARY

Leta Nees

March 29, 1928March 21, 2018
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Leta Anne Nees passed away March 21, 2018 in Bethany at the age of 89. She was born March 29, 1928 in Anadarko, OK to Alva and Florence McClure Shipton. Leta was a long time resident of Warr Acres. As a young woman she worked as a cashier at the Tower Theater. She also worked several years for Midcontinent news and did clerical jobs with Manpower for many years but most of her life was spent being a homemaker and raising her family. She was a member of the Putnum City United Methodist Church and used her love of singing by being active in the church choir. Leta was preceded in death by her parents, husband, James P. “Jim” Nees, brother, Calvin Shipton and sister, Orene Richardson. She is survived by daughter, Linda Jackson of Denton, TX, sons, Paul Nees and wife, Dyan of Bryant, AR and James Nees and wife, Linda of OKC, 9 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. The family suggests donations be made to the American Cancer Society. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am,Monday, March 26, 2018 at the Putnam City United Methodist Church with burial following at Memorial Park Cemetery

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, March 25, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, March 26, 2018
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Biography

Leta Anne Nees
1928 ~ 2018

She was born and raised around Anadarko and Fort Cobb, Oklahoma, growing up in the Depression and dust storms. She was devoted to her folks and to her sister and brother. She was a freckled farm girl who loved horses and horseback riding; by all accounts she was quite the tomboy, a high-school basketball player extraordinaire. A guard, we think. She married a young fellow with three children. Taking on the challenge of raising them, during the 50’s and 60’s with all that “Rock and Roll.” She loved the Crooners like Sinatra, Crosby, and Como but, no Elvis, thank you very much. She also sang a mean soprano with the Methodist Church Choir for many years. She had to give up her car and then her home as time went by. Eventually she became accustomed to communal living and being a light eater, she mastered the art of turning 1 meal into 3. Grandmother of 9 and great grandmother of 22, she was our beloved verbal historian of “the good old days” and countless wonderful memories of the past. A grand lady of the Oklahoma plains who was welcomed by our Lord, one week shy of 90.

We will miss her very much.