Funeral services for Leotha Marie Arens, 98, Medford resident, will be held on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 11:00 am in the First Christian Church with Pastor Craig VanDeburgh officiating. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Rosemound Cemetery under the kind guidance of the Stittsworth Funeral Service, Medford.
Leotha Mennem Arens passed away peacefully on August 3, 2019 with family by her side. She was born to Henry and Anna Mennem on October 16, 1920 and lived a long, eventful and pleasant life. She grew up on the family farm east of Medford where she was born and was graduated from Medford High School in 1939.
Leotha married Leonard Arens on May 4, 1940 and together have two children, Patricia (Patty) and Robert (Bob). After residing in Wichita, Kansas while Leonard (Nick) worked for Beech Aircraft. They returned to Medford where Leonard and Herman Stocksen became partners of Stocksen and Arens Garage.
After retiring in 1973, Leonard and Leotha enjoyed many years traveling, outdoor and social activities as well as being Winter Texan Snow Birds in the McAllen, Texas area. They made many close, lifelong friends from various states.
Leotha was preceded in passing by her husband (Nick) of 67 years, her parents (Hen and Annie), brother Delmar and 8 year old granddaughter, Lea Nicole (Nikki) Sanderson.
Leotha is survived by her children, Patricia (Joe Hill) of Bethany, Oklahoma, Robert (Bob) of Del City, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Michael (Radene) of Park Hill, Oklahoma, Lisa (Don Gibson) of Flint, Texas, Crystal (Greg Mack) of Newalla, Oklahoma; great-grandchildren, Jamie (Arens) Tarlton, Brent Arens, Katelyn Mack, Emalie Mack; four great-great-grandchildren, and one great-great-great grandchild as well as her beloved cats and pomeranian, Toby.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests consideration in donating to animal welfare such as Free to Live, P.O. Box 5884, Edmond, Oklahoma 73083-5884, or ASPCA, 116 Overland Trail, Enid, Oklahoma 73703. Care and concern of animals, especially dogs and cats have always been of great concern to Leotha. Remembrances may be shared online at www.stittsworthfuneralservices.com.
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