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Thursday, 07.24.2014, 12:06pm (GMT-5)
Services for Leota Denny, 82 of Chickasha, were held on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at the Christian Center in Chickasha. Burial followed at Evergreen Cemetery in Minco under the direction of Huber-Reynolds Funeral Home, Minco.
Leota was born July 22, 1931 to Virgil and Flora Ann (Hardy) Walton. She died Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at her home in Chickasha.
Leota was born in Pittsburg, Oklahoma and raised in Braggs, Oklahoma where she attended Braggs schools. She married William Joseph “Bill” Edwards on December 6, 1947.
Leota was a member of the Christian Center in Chickasha, which she helped to start. She was devoted to her church and pastored the women’s classes. She had worked as a dispatcher for the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and the Muskogee Police Department. She had also been an apartment manager and landlord and had done accounting and worked as a realtor.
Survivors include her four sons Johnny Edwards and wife Diane of Muskogee, Rex Edwards and wife Melanie of Ft. Gibson, Mike Edwards of the home and Ron Thomas of Chickasha, one daughter Peggy Head and husband James of Broken Arrow, one brother Frank Walton of Minco, one sister Roxie Razier of Reseda, California, 14 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.