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Leoma Lee Whisman

Leoma “Lee” Whisman, 82, a homemaker, went to be with the Lord, Sunday, January 11th in Queen Creek, Arizona.  People knew her as “Grandma Lee” or “Lee”.  She loved to listen to country and gospel music. She also loved to sing and dance.  Her eyes would light up to see the great grandbabies and would hold her arms out as soon as they came through the door.  She loved to feed the babies and was the best at rocking them to sleep.  We all have many memories of her and how she was a part our life.  The last  two years she spent a lot of time with family and the great grandkids making gingerbread houses and putting puzzles together . She enjoyed the holidays when everyone got together and visiting other family and friends in Colorado, New York and Oklahoma.  She will forever have a place in all of our hearts and will be missed very much. 

Leoma was born to Floyd and Viva Mizell of Tulsa, Oklahoma on April 6th 1926 in Okmulgee, Oklahoma.  She has lived in Queen Creek, Arizona for the last  two and a half  years after living in Las Vegas for over forty years. Leoma was one of seven children.  Four sisters – Irene Evans, Betty Edwards, Gladys Morris and Oleta Baker.  Two brothers – Floyd Mizell Jr. and John Mizell. She was preceded in death by her husband Jesse N Whisman, formerly of Morris, Oklahoma and survived by her daughter Carol Rees Avilez of Queen Creek, Arizona and Norman Whisman Sr. of Pagosa Springs, Colorado.  Grandchildren - Danny Avilez, Torrie Whisman Little, Derrick Avilez, Devin Avilez, Norman Whisman Jr., Jesse Whisman, Jeff Whisman, Shaun Whisman and Tracey Whisman. Great Grandchildren - Kasey Lee Anderson, Daniel Avilez, Cody Avilez, Stefan Hefner, Allyssa Avilez, Julie Anderson, Haley Avilez, Nevaeh Avilez, Colten Avilez, Jeremy Anderson, Hannah Avilez and Micah Lee Whisman

Service will be held at McClendon-Winters Funeral Home, Monday, January 19t h at 2:00 pm in Okmulgee, Oklahoma.  Interment will follow in the Okmulgee Cemetery.