OBITUARY ~ OCIE "LAVETA" (SCHLAPIA) STRANGE
February 12, 1918 ~ July 17, 21012
Ocie Laveta STRANGE was born February 12, 1918 at the tin house east of Benton, Iowa to Floyd & Ocie MILLER SCHLAPIA.
She passed away July 17, 2012 at the age of 94 years, 5 months, and 5 days at Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston,
Laveta was married to Walter Eldon STRANGE on March 17, 1941 at Gallatin, MO. To this union were born one son,
Eldon and one daughter, Nancy. She spent most of her life in Ringgold County.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Walter in 1987; brothers Russell and Dale SCHLAPIA; sisters Thelma
SCHLAPIA and Fay MATHERS.
Laveta is survived by her son Eldon STRANGE & wife Kay of Urbandale, Iowa; her daughter Nancy
PARKER & husband Larry of Creston, Iowa; three grandchildren, Sandra SCHUELLER & husband Brian of Waukee, Iowa, Chad
PARKER & wife Chrissy of Johnston, Iowa, Michael STRANGE & wife Marcia of Marshall, Michigan; four great-grandchildren
Brooklyn PARKER, Addisyn & Alexa SCHUELLER, Andrew STRANGE; sister Kay DOTSON & husband Lee of Phoenix, Arizona; two
sisters-in-law Marilyn SCHLAPIA of Mount Ayr, Iowa and Mary Lou SCHLAPIA of Boulder, Colorado; brother-in-law Dale
MATHERS of Silver City, New Mexico; along with several nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.
A memorial fund has been established to the Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston, Iowa.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 21 at the United Church of Diagonal in Diagonal, Iowa.
Laveta was laid to rest at Diagonal Cemetery, Diagonal, Iowa.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, July of 2012
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