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Marion C. Leu

Marion C. Leu, Okmulgee, died Sunday morning, September 10, 2006 at Okmulgee Memorial Hospital. He had recently celebrated his 100th birthday. Marion was born June 26, 1906 in Valley Falls, Kansas to Ernest and Elise (Reider) Leu. He graduated from High School and joined the United States Army, where he was with the 11th Provost Group and was attached to the Big Red One, staring at Omaha Beach and working their way to Germany. He received many awards during his service time. He married Nina Lee Henley on July 1, 1939 in Tulsa and they were married 63 years before her death in 2002. He worked for the Frisco, Burlington and Santa Fe Railroads for 16 years and then became an appliance salesman, as well as insurance and advertising. In 1975 he and Nina moved to Okmulgee. He had been an active member of St. Anthony Catholic Church and in later years attended Uganda Martyrs Catholic Church. He was also a member of the Okmulgee Elks Lodge and the Veteranís of Foreign Wars. Preceding him in death were his parents, a brother and a sister. Survivors include his sister-in-laws, Maxine Candler MeGown of Okmulgee and Billadean Rogers of Ft. Smith, Arkansas and three nephews, Donald E. Leu of Valley Falls, Kansas, Edward Leu and wife Lavonne of Topeka, Kansas, and Ted Candler and wife Kathy of Tulsa. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 A.M. Thursday, September, 14, 2006 at the Uganda Martyrs Catholic Church with Father Benjamin Vima officiating. Interment will follow at the Okmulgee Cemetery with Reverend Forest Lawson officiating. Friends may visit the funeral home from 9-8 P.M. on Wednesday. Arrangements are under the direction of the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Okmulgee. Condolences may be sent at