Leoda Mae Brightwell
Leoda Mae Brightwell went to heaven to be greeted by our Lord and Savior on November 4th on a beautiful fall morning, with her three loving daughters and her special caregivers by her side.
Leoda was born August 31, 1928 in Egypt, Arkansas. She was one of twelve siblings, all have preceded her in death. She was married seventy-four years to LD Brightwell who passed just five months before her. Also preceding her are her son Jimmy Ray Brightwell, two grandsons Dennis Caudle and Steve Gurney and a son-in-law Ken McGruder.
She is survived by three daughters, De McGruder, her daughter Marty Coones and her children Allie and Truan of Cassville, Missouri, Deronda Gurney and her husband Tom and their grandson Joshua of Springfield, Missouri and Debra McIntyre and her husband Tim of Kingsburg, California, their son Todd, his wife Josy of Cassville, Missouri and their children Reef and Rya, Lindsey Hernandez and her husband Joey, their children McKenzie, Presley and Charley of Kingsburg, California, grandsons Clint and Jason Brightwell from California, and her beloved adopted daughter Diann Villines from Jenkins, Missouri.
Leoda loved her church family and her bible which she read the entire book many times. Family was her life, you never left her house hungry. Leoda was loved by many and will be missed by many.
Until we meet again. We love you Mama!
Graveside services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, November 8, 2020 at Clio Cemetery in Jenkins, Missouri.
Contributions may be made to Haven Of The Ozarks in memory of Leoda.
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