Leta Percival

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.


8 Condolences

  1. Carl & Suzie Craig on December 10, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    We are sorry to hear of Lee’s passing. Her joyous laugh and kind heart will be missed by all whose lives she touched. Our thoughts and prayers are with Ivan and family. Love, Carl & Suzie

  2. willie and linda mccoy on December 11, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    We are sorry to hear of Lee’s passing. She was truly a dear friend. Our thoughts and prays go out to Ivan and family. Love Willie & Linda

  3. Mike Mccoy & Paula Mccoy on December 11, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    Sorry to hear of the passing of Lee. Our thoughts and prays are with you atthis time of lose.Love Mike Mccoy & Paula Mccoy

  4. David, Shelby, and Nathan Strange on December 12, 2011 at 11:28 am

    We will miss our Great Aunt Leta Mae very much. We were blessed to know her so well.

  5. Virginia Hodges-Miranda on December 12, 2011 at 11:34 am

    In Gods home with family

  6. Warren Hodges on December 12, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    You will be greatly missed Aunt Lete Mea. Uncle Ivan I will keep you in my prayers as always.

  7. Carolyn Shaw-Cook on December 12, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    I was sorry to hear about Lee’s death. Certainly she is in a better place. Ivan, Jennifer, Steven, Gaye and Jolene, I am keeping you and your families in my prayers. Lee was a great gal, and I am so privileged to have known and had her in my life as well. I remember Lee as always being happy, smiling, welcoming, and friendly to everyone and I always felt comfortable around her. She had a great laugh which was contagious too. You are all lucky to have had her in your lives and the lives of your families. Surely along with being a loving and proud wife and mother, she must have been a loving and proud grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt. She will be missed and yet remembered in many ways and by many. Sincerely, Carolyn Shaw-Cook

  8. Rennifer on December 14, 2011 at 12:48 am

    At last! Soemnoe with the insight to solve the problem!

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