Letha LiDel

Letha Mae LiDel (Howard)

Monday, July 28th, 1930 - Friday, March 15th, 2019
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BENJAMIN FUNERAL SERVICE 918-273-2700..........
.Letha LiDel, 88 was called to be with the lord on March 15, 2019 at her home surrounded by loving family members. Letha came into this world on July 28, 1930 in Holyoke, Colorado; to Frank Howard and wife Hazel Marlin Howard.
To all who knew Letha she was a wonderful and caring individual who touched many lives. She was an angel sent from God.
She was raised in North Georgia, moved to Oklahoma in the 1960’s. This is where she became a Nurses Aide at the Nowata Hospital. She served the hospital for over 25 years. She enjoyed sewing, making quilts, gardening and cooking. She enjoyed canning as well. And she loved spending time with her family and friends.
Letha was an avid church person, she served in the children’s ministry loving each child as her own.
She was proceeded in death by her loving son Johnathon (Howard) Dover. 3 sisters Marge Howard, Linda Boyd, Mary Richards; 1 brother Gerald Howard and many cousins and other family members.
Letha had a special message to send before she passed to a couple of Lady’s who she adored, Sandy and Candy she cherished these lady’s they were there for her for years. They worked for Letha, she loved them with all her heart.
Letha had several nieces and nephews, Tresa Mast, Kim Johnson, Donna Porter, Beverly Taylor, Brenda Boren, Barbara Boren, Sareesa Boyd, Shannon Hall, Gina Howard, Annette Atwood. Wayne Reeder, Tony Breshears, Donald Breshears, Jeremy Breshears, James Medine, and two Grandchildren Richard Noble and family Lettrell Rowe and Bailey and family. She had many other family members as well.
Letha never met a stranger they would be family as well in her eyes. Letha would take all the animals and feed them she even had a special young man who helped her clean her yard and do some other odds and ends. Robert was a wonderful help. Can’t forget the the man who she cherished most of all Raymond Nash. She loved him dearly and was always there for her.
We all loved and continue to love Ms. Letha, she will be in our hears forever.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, March 21st, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Thursday, March 21st, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Benjamin Funeral Home
    Address
    114 W. Cherokee
    NOWATA, OK 74048
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  • Service

    Friday, March 22nd, 2019 | 2:00pm
    When
    Friday, March 22nd, 2019 2:00pm
    Location
    Benjamin Funeral Home
    Address
    114 W. Cherokee
    NOWATA, OK 74048
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Pastor Roy Stout
  • Interment

    Location
    Martin Cemetery
    Address
    Childers, OK

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Marissa Evans-Bernabe (Moe)

Posted at 03:43pm
Grandma Letha was my grandmother. I remember when I first met her, she was babysitting me because she worked with my mother at the Nowata Hospital. I went home with her not realizing that at that moment, Letha would change my life forever. She became my grandmother that day after I had fallen and skinned my knee. Through tears, Grandma Letha carried me into the house, bandaged my knee, and kissed it to make it feel better. I asked her that day to be my grandmother and she accepted. She provided comfort, support, and love through the many years we shared as grandmother and granddaughter. I was very close to her son John and considered him to be my uncle. When he departed this world, I was there with my grandmother to celebrate his life, and now that she has departed from this world, I am here to celebrate her memory. She was one of the most amazing women I have had the pleasure of meeting and becoming part of my family. The world will never be the same without her in it. I remember the greatest advice she had ever given me occurred when I was accepted into a doctoral program for nursing. She told me, "If it was easy Moe everyone would do it." I have made that my motto for completing my goals in life and am thankful for all the love, memories, and time she sacrificed to be my grandmother.
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Samantha Evans

Posted at 09:54am
Letha was always there for my children, doting on them as their Grandma. She loved them , gave them advice, cried with them and watched them grow up and have babies of their own. She taught the grand kids how to cook and can pickles. When her friend Doris was alive they read books with my youngest Marissa. She remembers the"Grimm's" Fairy tale book was read quite often. She developed a love of books because of Letha and Doris. We will miss Letha but know she's in Heaven with John and her loved ones rejoicing in the arms of the Lord and the Angels.
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Michael & Samantha Evans & Marissa, Aliah, Chris

Posted at 08:36am
"Grandma Letha will be in our hearts forever. She was always there for my family and especially my children. They all had a special bond with her.
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