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Letha Givens
August 19, 1923 - February 4, 2014

Letha Givens, 90, of Oelwein passed away on Tuesday February 4, 2014 at Mercy Living Plus in Oelwein.  Visitation will be from 1-3 PM on Sunday February 9, 2014 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home.  Memorial services will then be at 3 PM on Sunday at the funeral home as well, with Pastor Tim Schoepf officiating.  A luncheon will follow.  Inurnment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery at Oelwein at a later date.                                            

Letha was born on August 19, 1923 on the family farm near Hazleton.  She was the daughter of John and Ethel (Allen) Diehl.  On January 9, 1941, Letha was united in marriage with Charles Givens in Independence, Iowa. 

Letha was a 4H Leader and enjoyed gardening and homemaking.  She loved spending time with her grandchildren and all her family.  Throughout her life, Letha had been employed with Raytheon, Microswitch, Corn Blossom, Connor’s, Singer, Motel 6, Dairy Herd Improvement, Southview Estates and Oelwein Plaza; as well as wallpapering and sewing and alterations.

Left to celebrate Letha’s life are her children: John (Marsha) Givens of Lacrosse, WI, Mona (Jim) Arthur of Oelwein, Ruby Campbell of Strawberry Point, Dian (Don) Greeno of Casa Grande, AZ, and Linda (Phil) Ranck of Delaware, OH; her grandchildren: Jodi, Jeni, Angie, Becci, Lee, Rob, Jeff, Stephanie, Laura, Kelly and Jackie; several great-grandchildren; as well as nieces, nephews, and friends.

Letha was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Charles (2001); her sisters: Myrtie, Pearl, Rose and Elsie; and her brother David. 


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Marcia Langstraat on February 8, 2014 at 5:35 AM said:

John, Mona, Ruby, Dian, and Linda and all your families. Letha will be greatly missed. She was a great aunt. Her spirit remains with us all with our memories of her. Being the last of all her siblings, she ties the bow on the branch of the tree, I'm sure she was met with open arms from those who went before her. You all are her legacy, and I see her in each one of you. Blessings to you all. With the weather, we won't be able to be there Sunday for her memorial service, but know that we are there in heart and thinking of you all. Love, Marcia and Keith
Cathy Martin on February 7, 2014 at 2:22 PM said:

I was saddened to turn to the online obits to see Leatha's name. Ruby and Mona..my sincere condolences. She was a great woman and I was glad to have known her. My sympathy to you at this time of great greif.
Anonymous on February 6, 2014 at 6:46 PM said:

So sorry to hear about grandma givens. May she be at peace now with grandpa charlie.
Anonymous on February 6, 2014 at 6:46 PM said:

So sorry to hear about grandma givens. May she be at peace now with grandpa charlie.
Heather Roellig on February 6, 2014 at 12:13 PM said:

To Letha's family, I wish you all peace in this time of great loss. Letha had a huge heart with room for all! You will all remain her "sweetie's." She will be greatly missed!
Dave Hottinger on February 6, 2014 at 5:34 AM said:

John, Marsha,

Sympathies to you & your entire family..
Nancy Murphy on February 5, 2014 at 6:40 PM said:

Linda and family,
So very sorry for your loss.
Mary Thiele Fobian on February 5, 2014 at 5:46 PM said:

Linda, you are all in my thoughts.
Mary Thiele Fobian on February 5, 2014 at 5:45 PM said:

Linda, you are all in my thoughts.
Sheryl Gosse & Family & Clarence too on February 5, 2014 at 2:25 PM said:

Mona, Ruby & Linda & rest of your families: You mom is now home w/your dad as they both watch over their family from heaven/daily. I've known Letha since Stanley school days & renewed our friendship when she was at AP & MLP. She was a very caring & loving woman I was glad to know & so proud of all her children, showing me pictures at every visit. I miss our visits, but hope we (gals) can keep in touch as always. Cherish the memories, always be close w/each other & all family members.
Sandy Schulmeister on February 5, 2014 at 8:13 AM said:

I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. She was such a loving and caring person. I have had such a wonderful opportunity to get to know her through doing her hair for the past 5 years. I will dearly miss her.My heartfelt condolences to all of her family.
Charles and Mary Zanatta on February 5, 2014 at 7:30 AM said:

So sorry to hear of Letha's passing. A sweet lady. All of you children will miss her so much.Q
Ruby Campbell on February 5, 2014 at 6:42 AM said:

A very loving and caring woman, my Mother left a part of her behind in her family and the people whose lives she touched.

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