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Letha May Todd, daughter of Arthur & Pearl Cora (Brown) Reed, was born at Peaburg, Colorado on May 16, 1943.
Letha graduated from high school and attended beauty school. She worked as a beautician for a short time of her life before she utilized her love for sewing to become a seamstress. Her grandmother taught her how to sew and she worked in garment factories in Monett and Pierce City, Missouri. Letha loved to quilt and created many heirlooms that will be treasured by the family. Letha also worked a couple of years for Tyson Foods. Over the years, she would grow a big garden and she loved to can the produce.
Letha was united in marriage to Ray Todd on October 7, 1995 at the Tingley United Methodist Church. Letha was a loving mom and grandma and will be missed by all of them.
Letha passed away suddenly on the evening of June 20, 2019 upon arrival to the Ringgold County Hospital in Mount Ayr, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter-in-law Betty McKelvy; her only sibling, Arthur Reed; and her father-in-law Lyle Todd.
Those left to cherish her memory include her husband Ray of Mount Ayr, Iowa; four children Buford McKelvy of Colorado, Reggie (Janet) McKelvy of Texas, Audrey Gilliam of Missouri, and Becky (Robert) Harris of Nevada; 15 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren; mother-in-law Doris Todd; sister-in-law Lois (Al) Ibbotson; brother-in-law Roger (Jeannette) Todd; other relatives and friends.
Per Letha’s wishes, she has been cremated and no services are scheduled. She will be interred at a later date in the Tingley Cemetery in Tingley, Iowa. Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr is in charge of the arrangements.
I love this women she was my biggest supporter. Also She was born in Phippsburg, CO. not Peaburg. Peaburg does not exist it is just her way of remmembering. I am her oldest son. Buford b. McKelvy.
Buford B. McKelvy Jul 23 2019 12:00 AM
We are sorry to learn of Letha's death. We look forward to seeing her alive again in the resurrection. Jesus promised, "Do not be amazed at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life." John 5:28, 29
Jim & Donna Adams Jun 24 2019 12:00 AM