Leota Opal Foiles, 100 of Winchester passed away early Thursday morning June 4, 2020 in Winchester. She was born April 19, 1920 in Calhoun County the daughter of William Henry and Mary Elizabeth Johns Angel. She married Lawrence Dorman Foiles March 2, 1940 in Louisiana, MO. He preceded her in death August 3, 1990. Also preceding her in death were her brothers; Hamer, Roy, Leo, Wayne Angel, sisters; Artie Watts, Nellie Elliott, Edith Price, Helen Vetter and Erma Angel.
Leota graduated from Kampsville High School and then Milton High School. She was “lunchroom lady” for the Winchester schools for many years. She sold Avon products and cared for her husband and children. She served on the Scott County Housing Board, a member of the Little Blue Club and Glasgow Baptist Church where she was active with Sunday school and Vacation Bible School. She enjoyed crafts, yard sales, spending time with her friends, driving them places and having coffee.
Surviving is her children Betty (Ronald) Orr of Detroit, William (Janet) Foiles of Jacksonville, Douglas (Pam) Foiles of Lynnville, seven grandchildren; Vicki Orr, Tim (Lori) Orr, Mary (Earl) Pursley all of rural Pittsfield, Jeffrey (Amy) Foiles of Jacksonville, Cheryl (Marc) Kuhn of Plymouth, IN, Nick (Jen) Foiles of Jacksonville and Misty Ann (Chris) Preston of Lynnville, 12 great grandchildren, 5 great great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
A private funeral service will be held on Saturday at the Coonrod Funeral Home in Winchester. Burial will be in Summit Grove Cemetery west of Kampsville. Memorials can be made to the Activities fund at the Scott County Nursing Home or Glasgow Baptist Church. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.airsman-hires.com
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