Okeene-Funeral service for Leola will be Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Church of the First Born in Homestead. Burial will be in Homestead Cemetery. Viewing will be Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. There will be no viewing at the church. Memorials may be given to the church through the funeral home.
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Leola was born June 23, 1927 at her home near Isabella to Albert Wilson and Alda Seneker Wilson and passed from this life on August 17, 2015 in Enid. Leola lived in Kingfisher for twenty-three years and returned to Okeene in 1974. She had three brothers and one sister who preceded her in death: Wesley Wilson of Hennessey, Harold Wilson of Derby, Kansas, Gerald Wilson of Okeene and Florene Wilson Smith Bunch of Okeene.
She leaves behind one son, Bruce Allen Boyd and wife, Faye Rogers Boyd of Enid and their daughter, her only grandchild, Stacy Mae Boyd also of Enid; one daughter, Carol Jean Boyd Yates and her husband, James Yates of Summerville, South Carolina. Son, Leslie Lee Boyd preceded Leola in death on December 25, 1958. Also, preceding her in death was her long-time companion, Archie Weber of Okeene.
Leola attended school at Deep Creek, continuing on to Okeene High School, graduating in 1945. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Central State University in 1971.
Leola held positions as president and treasurer of Epsilon Eta Conclave Kappa Kappa Iota Okeene Chapter. She was also active in the American Legion Auxiliary, holding various offices in local, district 6 and state. She further held positions in local and state school organizations including three years with the State Department Election Board.
Her career in education began as a substitute teacher prior to joining the Lomega School system. Later she became the librarian in the Watonga Schools, working at the junior and senior high schools until retirement in 1992. Additionally, she was a Library Media Specialist and was one of the first in the state to convert her libraries to a computer system. She worked closely with the company that produced the software, helping them to design it as they went. Leola lectured and taught at other schools throughout the state to help them incorporate computer systems.
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We are truly sad to hear of Leola's passing. She was such a wonderful funny lady. We loved her stories that she shared with us. We know she will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Hold her memories close to you heart.
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Joe and Linda Frazee
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