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Oliver LeRoy Mothershead

February 15, 1933 May 5, 2019
Oliver LeRoy Mothershead
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Obituary – Oliver LeRoy Mothershead

Oliver LeRoy Mothershead, age 86, of Leon, Iowa, was born February 15, 1933, to Ollen Hendry and Naomi Katherine (Wilson) Mothershead, in the Hopkins, Missouri area. He attended school until 3rd or 4th grade in Hopkins before moving into Iowa with his family. Oliver attended school at Conway, Iowa before moving to the Gravity, Iowa school district, where he graduated from high school. Afterwards he took a year of junior accounting in Omaha, Nebraska before he was drafted into the United States Army. He took basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri and then was assigned to an Air Force base near London, England as a diesel mechanic.

Before going overseas he married the neighbor girl, Mary Ann Rucker. After coming home he and Mary started in the dairy business and farming. Four children came to bless this union, Tracey, Terry, Teresa, and Todd.

In 1975, the family left the farm and Oliver spent the next 19 years working as grounds keeper at the Leon Country Club. After he retired he started doing crafts, making red barns, which kept him busy until he was unable to continue his hobby.

At age 65, Oliver attended the last night of Gospel Harvest Crusade in Leon and accepted Christ as his personal Savior. Oliver and Mary are members of Trinity Christian Church where he had the honor as Master Coffee Maker.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Mothershead of Leon; daughter, Tracey (Jerry) Parsons and their family, Jeremy (Kelsi) Parsons and children, Creighton, Silas, and Milo, and Sara (Reece) Tedford and children, Blake, Trae, and Bree; son, Terry (Peggy) Mothershead and family, Cody (Matison) Mothershead and children, Trinatie, Katalena, Harmanie, Skyler, Braylin, and Hudsyn, Tyce (Hilary) Mothershead and children, Finley and Arleigh, and Truly Mothershead; daughter, Teresa (Darrell) Redman and family, Michael (Gloria) Redman and children, Jaden, Lillian, and Amelia, Ashley (Zac) Cooper and children, Seth and Olivia; son, Todd (Kim Brown) Mothershead and children, Matt Mothershead, Emily (Kyle) Lantz and daughter, Rozalyn, Danielle (Tyler) Reed and son, Lucas, and Cory (Jennifer) Sandage and daughter, Kendall; brother, Dwight and Marilyn Mothershead of Rodgers, Arkansas; sister, Evelyn and Ken Lyle of Deer Park, Washington; sisters-in-law, Jan (Lowell) Sunderman and Dorothy (Bob) Rucker, all of Bedford, Iowa; nieces and nephews; special friends, Raymond and Julie Peppmeier of Decatur, Iowa; and other family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at Trinity Christian Church, Decatur, Iowa at 10 a.m. Friday, May 10, 2019, with Rev. Terry D. Roberts officiating. Burial will be in the Trinity Hills Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to Westview Acres Physical Therapy Department in memory of Oliver.

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12:00 PM 5/9/2019 12:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 5/9/2019 8:00:00 PM
Slade - O'Donnell Funeral Home

103 NE Mill Street
Leon, IA 50144

Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m.

Slade - O'Donnell Funeral Home
103 NE Mill Street Leon 50144 IA
United States





10:00 AM 5/10/2019 10:00:00 AM
Trinity Christian Church

16773 State Highway 2
Decatur City, IA 50067

Trinity Christian Church
16773 State Highway 2 Decatur City 50067 IA
United States

Cemetery Details


Trinity Hills Cemetery Final Resting Place

Decatur, IA

Decatur IA
United States

Memorial Contribution

Westview Acres Physical Therapy Dept.


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