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Ietta Elizabeth McLeod, 92, Kokomo, passed away Monday, June 12, 2017, at 11:02 a.m. at St. Joseph's Hospital. Born Dec. 22, 1924, in Wheatland Township, Sanilac County, Michigan, she was the daughter of the late Angus and Thora (Puddock) McLeod.
Ietta was a 1943 Deckerville High School graduate. She graduated from the Baptist Missionary Training School in Chicago, Illinois, on June 19, 1950. She then served three-and-a half years as dean of women at the Barranquitas Baptist Academy in Puerto Rico. Beginning in 1954, Ietta taught in the Weekday Religious Education program in Kokomo for the National Council of Churches, until the program ended.
Ietta joined the staff at Carver Community Center in 1969 and retired from there in 2008 as office manager after 38 years of service. Ietta remained active in her church, First Evangelical Presbyterian Church on West Jefferson Street, serving as elder for six years. Since April 2016, she made her home at North Woods Commons assisted-living facility.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Angus and Gordon; and her sister, Sue (Ralph) McLeod Norton, all of Michigan.
She is survived by five nieces and nephews and their children in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Illinois, Delaware and Arizona.
The funeral service will be conducted by the Rev. Joyce Harris at 1 p.m. Monday, June 19, 2017, at the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 2000 W. Jefferson St. Friends may visit prior to the service from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at Downing Cemetery in Deckerville, Michigan.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Kokomo or the Arthritis Foundation of America. Ellers Mortuary Webster Street Chapel, Kokomo, is handling arrangements.
Published on June 15, 2017
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