Leda Rozena Levering (1913 - 1985)



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in Pineville, Missouri United States


on at Comanche County Memorial Hospital, in Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma United States
Cause of death: CHF, Malnutrition

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CHF, Malnutrition

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Sunset Memorial Gardens, in Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma United States


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Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma

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Siblings: Francis

Husband: George Harold Levering
Children with George: Tommie Jo Levering and Laurita Sue (Levering) Wilscam


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1913 - In the year that Leda Rozena Levering was born, Henry Ford installed the first moving assembly line for the mass production of an entire automobile. It had previously taken 12 hours to assemble a whole vehicle - now it took only two hours and 30 minutes! Inspired by the production lines at flour mills, breweries, canneries and industrial bakeries, along with the disassembly of animal carcasses in Chicago’s meat-packing plants, Ford created moving belts for parts and the assembly line was born.

1925 - At the age of merely 12 years old, Leda was alive when on November 28th, radio station WSM broadcast the Grand Ole Opry for the first time. Originally airing as “The WSM Barn Dance”, the Opry (a local term for "opera") was dedicated to honoring country music and in its history has featured the biggest stars and acts in country music.

1932 - By the time she was 19 years old, on February 27th, actress Elizabeth Taylor was born in London. Her parents were Americans living in London and when she was 7, the family moved to Los Angeles. Her first small part in a movie was in There's One Born Every Minute in 1942 but her first starring role was in National Velvet in 1944. She became as famous for her 8 marriages (to 7 people) as she was for her beauty and films.

1983 - At the age of 70 years old, Leda was alive when physicist Sally K. Ride, 32, became the first US woman astronaut in space as a crew member aboard space shuttle Challenger on June 18th. She was also the youngest (32) astronaut to go into space. Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman in space in 1963.

1985 - In the year of Leda Rozena Levering's passing, in May, a paper published in Nature by three British scientists reported that a huge hole was discovered in the ozone layer over the Antarctic. It was much larger than expected and is due to the use of manmade chemicals.

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Unable to find her obituary online, but I will try and photograph it and add it here when I have a chance, but her interment record (and that of her life-long spouse, George Harold Levering) is here: [external link]

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Leda Levering was my precious grandma who raised me. Anyone looking for information, contact me at [contact link] with the subject as "Leda Levering" so I will know you are contacting me from here. Thanks!
Aug 17, 2013 · Reply
Leda's story is a little bit complicated, but I can tell it to you, as I am her granddaughter, and was raised in her household since the age of 4.

She was born a Winebrenner, but her parent's were both killed when she was very young. Upon their deaths, Leda was adopted by the Monroe's, (who her daughters believe she said were her aunt and uncle). She was then raised by the Monroe's.

She married George Harold Levering, (her lifelong spouse), and she bore him two daughters, Tommie Jo Levering, and Laurita Sue Levering.

I lived with and cared for my grandma, Leda, from age 4 until she passed away from congestive heart failure in 1985, and I stayed and cooked and cleaned for my grandpa until he died from emphysema in 1987.
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