Leta Faye Clewell, 80, 1958 WHS graduate: Feb. 19, 1937 – Jan. 13, 2018

first_imgLeta ClewellLeta Faye Clewell, age 80, died peacefully Sat., Jan. 13, 2018.  Leta was born Feb. 19, 1937 in Cestos, Dewey County, OK; the youngest of three children born to James “Jim” Albert and Ruth Elizabeth (Derrick) Donley.Funeral Services will be held Thursday, January 18 at 10:30 a.m. at Hillside Baptist Church. Visitation will be Wednesday Jan. 17 at Shelley Family Funeral Home in Wellington from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. with family present from 5 to 7 p.m.  Burial will be in Sumner Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Wellington. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hillside Baptist Church designated for Falls Creek Youth Scholarship Fund. Contributions can be left with the funeral home. For further information or to leave and online condolence please visit www.shelleyfamilyfh.comLeta grew up in rural Oklahoma; and after the death of her father, moved with her mother to Wellington during her high school years.  She was a 1958 graduate of Wellington High School.  It was in Wellington that Leta met and married John Junior Clewell, son of John Thomas and Bessie (Cryder) Clewell of Belle Plaine. They were married Dec. 22, 1954 in Newkirk, Okla.  Leta and John celebrated 57 years of marriage, before John passed away May 28, 2012.During the early years of their marriage Leta worked at the Pine Lodge Café and Country Acres Café. She began working as a tool grinder at Plessey-Welco Aerospace in 1973, retiring in 1999 after 26 years.Leta was the proud mother of three sons: Larry Joe of Arvada, CO; Robert “Bob” Lynn (Nancy) of Olathe; and Ronald “Ron” Wayne (Krisan) of Raymore, Mo. Grandma Leta loved to brag about her beautiful grandchildren: Christopher John and Ethan Thomas of Denver, Colo.; Matthew John and Scott Daniel of Olathe; and Kathryn “Katie” Elizabeth of Raymore, Mo.Leta will be missed dearly by her extended family, her many friends, her Hillside Baptist Church family, and close family friends Bert and Kathy Neff and Bobby and Dana Russell.Leta was preceded in death by her husband, parents, sister Anna Mae Ables and brother, Elbert Edward, who died in infancy.last_img

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