Funeral services for Leta Mae Percival, 85, Lawrence will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. She died December 10, 2011 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
She was born September 28, 1926 in Lone Star, KS the daughter of Alva T. “Buck” and Kizzie (Brubaker) Hodges.
Leta graduated from Liberty Memorial High School. She worked as a waitress at Happy Hal’s and The Sirloin. She was also a bookkeeper for Ivan’s 19th St. 66 Service Station, but most of all she was a homemaker.
She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and was a 15 year volunteer for Douglas County Visiting Nurses.
Leta married Ivan Percival on June 10, 1961 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lawrence, KS. Ivan survives of the home.
Other survivors include three daughters, Jennifer Weible and husband, Mike, Olathe, KS, Gaye Nicholson, Lawrence, KS, Jolene Janak and husband, Michael, Katy, TX; one son, Steven Conner and wife, Connie, Olathe, KS; two brothers, Ervin Hodges and wife, Shirley, Lawrence, KS, Merle Hodges and wife, Nancy, Salina, KS; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, and older brother, Warren Hodges and his wife, Kathleen.
The family will greet friends from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, December 12, 2011 at the mortuary.
The family suggests memorial contributions in her name to Douglas County Visiting Nurses, Rehabilitation and Hospice Care and may be sent in care of the mortuary.