The Woodward News

Obituaries

February 4, 2013

Leah Winifred Landon Jones

Woodward, Okla. — Leah Winifred Landon Jones was born July 13, 1917, to George Alfred and Zetta Ellenbelle Borden Landon, on the family farm southwest of Mutual, Oklahoma, and passed from this life on January 31, 2013, in the Seiling Community Hospital.  She was the middle of three daughters born to this couple, a younger sister to Leora (Burns), and an older sister to Lelia “Babe” (Lawrence).  The three “L Girls” were each spaced less than two years apart.

Leah grew to adulthood on this farm, helping her parents and the large extended family of aunts, uncles and cousins that surrounded them, with their work.  She attended the Sibel country school, graduating from the eighth grade, and then attended one year of high school in Mutual.  

On December 9, 1936, Leah was united in marriage to Henry Albert Jones, a young man that had grown up on the neighboring farm.  It was a union that would last for over 70 years, until Henry’s passing in 2007.  

They made their first home in Mutual before purchasing their own farm in the Sharon community in 1943.  Henry and Leah lived on this farm until 1974, when they purchased their home in the town of Sharon.  Leah continued to live there after Henry’s passing until she became a resident of the Vici Nursing Home in 2008.

Leah was an active member of the Mutual Christian Church, where her parents had also belonged, until ill health forced she and Henry to attend less regularly.  Leah was an avid gardener who worked tirelessly to mow and water her yard, and springtime always found her busy planting her vegetable garden and flowers!   Even in poor health, she still remarked that “I just wish I could go work in the yard again.”   

Most of all, Leah liked people.  She never met a stranger, and was well-known in the communities of Vici, Sharon, Mutual and Woodward.  She always enjoyed stopping to talk to everyone, and even in the nursing home, in her wheelchair, was always on the go.  The family joke was that Leah should be the Greeter at Wal-Mart.  She talked to everyone, and knew the location of everything in the store.  She always agreed, with a laugh.

Text Only
Obituaries
  • Preston Tapp

    Preston Tapp, 57 year old Woodward resident, died Tuesday April 15, 2014. Memorial services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday April 19, 2014 at Crown Heights Baptist Church with Reverend James Steenbergen officiating.

    April 18, 2014

  • Miller, Viola1.jpg V. Joyce (Highfill) Miller

    V. Joyce (Highfill) Miller of St. Cloud, MN, passed away on Sunday, April 13, 2014, after a very strong and positive battle with dementia, cancer, and Parkinson’s.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • MooreGeorge045.jpg George Moore

    George Moore ,77 year old Woodward resident, died Saturday, April 13, 2014 at the Grace Living Center in Woodward. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday, April 16, 2014 in the Elmwood Cemetery with Reverend Wesley Peterman officiating. Burial will follow with the Billings Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • WatkinsMildred005.jpg Mildred Watkins

    Mildred Watkins, 97 year old Woodward resident, died Wednesday, April 9, 2014 in the Grace Living Center. Graveside funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at the Fargo Cemetery with Gene Hamilton officiating. Burial will follow with the Billings Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • gibsonwayne004.jpg Wayne Gibson

    Wayne Gibson, 71 year old Woodward resident, died Friday, April 11, 2014 at his home in Woodward. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church with the Reverend Shannon Davis and Reverend John Gherling officiating._ Interment will be in the Elmwood Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Billings Funeral Home.

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • aaron beisel.jpg Victor Aaron Beisel

    Victor Aaron Beisel, son of Victor and Marie Beisel was born June 28, 1944 in Shattuck, Oklahoma. He was raised on the farm South East of Fargo, Oklahoma.

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • 16992320880DFF96E5.png JACOB PATRICK HOPPER

    A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the Mutual Christian Church with Pastor Lloyd Charles Stovall, officiating. A private family graveside will be held in Dunlap Cemetery. The family requests memorial contributions to Dunlap Cemetery in lieu of flowers. Redinger Funeral Home-Box 236-Seiling, OK 73663 will serve as custodian of the funds. Personal condolence messages can be sent to the family at www.redingerfuneralhome.com

    April 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • Thomas Fields.tiff MSgt. Thomas "Tom" Wesley Fields

    MSgt. Thomas "Tom" Wesley Fields, USAF, (Ret) passed from this world at age 81, Wednesday February 12, 2014 from pneumonia at the Clinton Veteran Center, Clinton, OK where he had been residing since Sept 02, 2010.

    April 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • Beers, Matthew pic.jpg Matthew William Beers

    Matthew William Beers was born on February 6, 1917 at Arnett, OK. His mother died when he was a baby, and he was adopted by an aunt and uncle, Mark and Ollie (Allgire) Beers. Matthew grew up in the Harmon community and attended school in Arnett. He married Della Cooper on July 20, 1941 in the home of his parents. Shortly after marriage, Matthew entered the Army during World War II, where he served as a Medic. He returned to the Harmon community after his discharge.

    April 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • photo.JPG Roberta Tutt

    Roberta Tutt, 91 year old Woodward resident, died Tuesday April 1, 2014 at the Woodward Regional Hospital. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 7, 2014 in the Elmwood Cemetery with Fr. Joe Arledge officiating. Burial will follow with the Billings Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

    April 7, 2014 1 Photo