Leona O. Deeter, age 87, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away at 7:30 P.M. on Friday, March 16, 2012 at the Versailles Health Care Center. Leona was born May 13, 1924 in Miami County, Ohio, to the late Ora E. & Ethel (Jackson) Ingle.
Leona is survived by a daughter-in-law, Linda Deeter of Versailles; grandchildren, Lisa Kenworthy of Pleasant Hill, Theresa & Tom Argabright of Piqua and Todd & Julie Deeter of Versailles; great grandchildren, Sascha Garn of Union City, Ohio, Chanda Robinette of Arkansas, Pete Argabright of Kuwait-U.S. Army and Ashleigh Deeter of Versailles; 4 great great grandchildren; brother, Donn Ingle of Laura; sisters, Delores Hicks of Troy and Vianna Brown of Los Angeles, California; brother-in-law, Walt Clingan of Michigan; sister-in-law, Miriam Ingle of Covington; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Leona is also preceded in death by her husband, Emerson J. “Bill” Deeter on January 16, 1980 whom she married December 23, 1939; son, Billy Deeter and a stillborn son, Gary Lee Deeter; brothers, Charles and Scott Ingle; and sisters, Clarabelle Hottle and Elenore Clingan.
Leona was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great great grandmother and homemaker.
A funeral service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Thursday, March 22, 2012 at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles with Chaplain John Nunnally officiating. Burial will follow in Miami Memorial Park in Covington. The family will receive friends on Thursday, March 22, 2012 from 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Hospice or the Darke County Cancer Association. The family would like to say a special thanks to the Versailles Health Care Center, State of the Heart Hospice and Spirit Medical Transport for their special care of Leona. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com