Leatha Joyce (Treece) Steele

April 29,1936 – Dec. 24,2014

Leatha Steele was the youngest daughter of Ella (Hunter) Treece and Clyde Edward Treece. She is preceded in death by both parents, and by her brothers, Denzel Treece of Edmond, Gordon Treece of Hillham, TN, and by sister, Delores Cooley of Steele, LeathaEdmond. She is survived by her son, Jerry Steele, of Edmond, daughter, Jeanne Steele, sister, Irma Lee of Edmond, and numerous nieces and nephews that she adored. Leatha was a lifelong member of the Edmond Church of Christ and was a Graduate of Edmond High School in 1954. She worked for Johnson Construction office for 20 years, and was the Financial Secretary for Edmond Memorial High School for 16 years, until her retirement in 2005. She was a generous, kind hearted, child of God, with a gregarious, fun loving spirit. She won blue ribbons at the State Fair for Crocheting, and was very artistic for many years in floral arrangements, stained glass, and ceramics. After retirement, her passion was her yard and flower beds, at her Edmond residence. Always with a smile and joyful laughter, she was loved by all that were lucky enough to know her, and there was never a dull moment for anyone

Funeral Services will be held 10:00am Monday December 29, 2014 at Edmond Church of Christ, 801 South Bryant Edmond, Oklahoma 73034. A formal viewing will be Sunday, Dec. 28th from 4:00- 6:00 at Mathews Funeral Home in Edmond.

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  1. I am so sorry to read that Letha has passed away. She was always Dolores little sister
    following us around. I know you will miss her. Pattie

  2. So sad to hear of Leatha’s passing. She and my mom Ann were good friends during their years at Johnson Construction. She was such a sweet lady! Prayers to Jerry, Jeanne, and the rest of their family. RIP Leatha.

  3. We are so sorry to hear of Leatha’s passing. She allowed me to board my horse Dewey at her place for several years and she fed him blueberry muffins. I always enjoyed visiting with her when I went to take care of Dewey. She was delightful. Byron enjoyed working with her at EMHS too. She was easy to work with, full of spunk and fun. We really appreciated her as a work colleague and a loving friend.

    • Ahhh Dewey. That was a nice situation. Thank you both for being a part of the place. I am still grateful for your loaning me the sweet old red truck to get to Pam’s and back – some stylin’ rides to the hospital too. : ) Take good care Chris + Byron. love, Jeanne

  4. Although I really didn’t know Leatha Steele I definitely know her son Jerry. His character is a living testament to his mother’s influence and nurturing, and I admire this woman who I sadly never had a chance to know. God bless you, Leatha Steele. My sincere prayers to my friend Jerry and his sister Jeanne.

  5. I loved my aunt Leatha and am sorry that she is gone.

    She always had a quick wit that made being with her full of fun. Teasing us with abandon was a hallmark. In later days , she told the same story over and over, laughing mischievously each time.

    Any time I was near Edmond she always let me and my family stay in her home. I’ll always remember sitting at her kitchen bar chatting. She had coffee and I cooked.

    Prayers to Jerry and Jeanne during this difficult time.

    Aunt Leatha will be missed.

  6. Jerry and Jeanne,

    Thoughts and prayers are with ya’ll; Aunt Leatha was always wise cracking,joking,cutting up, laughing and generally having a great time, we’ll sure miss her.
    I think the instructions on how to water ski she gave me and David Treece from the boat really helped, then we found out she didn’t ski! Good stuff! That was just her nature.

    I was glad we got to go to that mexican restaurant there in Edmond the last time we got to visit with her, I believe that is a great way for me to remember her…


  7. Jeanne and Jerry,
    I loved your Mom and am sad to know she is gone. We had MANY good laughs…I remember when she was particularly feisty, she’d wear that long wig and bright red lipstick! We knew someone was in for it! She did have a temper…and when I knew I’d done something she wouldn’t like, I always left her chocolate before confessing – she couldn’t be mad at someone who brought her chocolates! I also remember her plan to charge new teachers for every ime they asked to see Jerry,s picture….don’t think she ever did though!

    I lost my Mom in August, so I know the path you will be walking. My prayers are with you.

    • Thank you Becky – funny stories – love it. Same love back to you in the goodbye / until we meet again – to your Mom.
      Becky, you were one of my favorite teachers who helped me struggle each step through 9th grade advanced science equations until i GOT it. That compassion has always remained and I so enjoyed the school connection with Mom years later. Love to you, Jeanne

  8. Carol called me about your mother, Jerry and Jeanne, and I was so sorry to hear the news. Though I didn’t meet her until her illness had begun, still she was friendly and welcoming to me when I moved in across the street. You and she are in my thoughts.

  9. Jerry & Jeanne,

    Your mom always made Christmas time at Grandma and Granddad’s fun (along with the usual Granddad humor). She is a part of great memories that will never be forgotten.

    You both are in my thoughts and prayers.


  10. Thank you Clay. Some of the BEST memories of my life! I just told the ‘commenced to sweatin’ story 2 days ago.

    Hugs and love back to you in your heart healing as well.

    love and miss you!

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