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“Gayle and Dennis...sorry to hear about your mother's passing. She was such an important part of my life. Glad I got to see her recently. Will think...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Terry Campbell - Corona de Tucson, AZ

“She was known to me as "Grandma Teet" even tho I was no relation to her. We lived a few houses down from her as kids and when I took a walk with my...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Jayme (Perrine) Jones - Marissa, IL

“We're sorry to learn of Teet's passing. Our deepest sympathies to Dennis and Gayle and their families. Teet was a close and dear friend of my mother,...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Timothy Campbell - Prescott, AZ

“Oleta and Gene were long time family friends and almost like relatives. My grandfather was the minister at the First United Methodist Church in...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Mark and Kathy Brown - Snohomish, WA

“Enjoyed visiting Oleta at CCC & she enjoyed my oatmeal raisin walnut cookies! A very neat & organized lady who loved her family dearly & liked...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Mellanie Portz - Marissa, IL

“Fly High Beautiful! I surely enjoyed my time at Coulterville Rehabilitation Center with you. You always asked me for your coffee HOT and in a red cup...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Jody Alvarez-Reichelt - Owensboro, KY

“Dennis and Brenda, Helen and I are saddened to hear of the loss of yout Mother. Prayers for you and your family. ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: James Rusher - Sesser, IL

“My grandparents Les and Helen lived behind Teet. I remember her fondly from my childhood. She was always out in her yard. We always went trick or...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Candice McLaughlin - Coulterville, IL

“Our sympathy and love go out to each of Teets family. We have missed her at church ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: Stan and Bev Lewis - Marissa, IL

“Teet was my mother's first friend when we moved to Marissa in 1949. She helped us when my dad was in the hospital by caring for me,a toddler. She...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Valerie rako - belleville, IL

“So very sorry for your loss. She was a very kind lady.. ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Angela Marler - Marissa, IL

“Gayle so sorry to hear of Teet's passing. What a wonderful woman! Much love to you. ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Nicole Wittenborn - Beulaville, NC

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Oleta G. "Teet", nee Wilkie, Leemon, 96, of Marissa, IL; born on August 7, 1920 at 719 South Bess Street in Marissa, IL; passed away on Saturday, February 11, 2017.

Mrs. Leemon was a homemaker. Teet was a true Marissa girl, she loved her town and her neighborhood. She also loved her home and liked to garden and make cookies. She was a faithful and lifetime member of the First United Methodist Church of Marissa. For the last fourteen years she has especially enjoyed volunteering at the Sonshine Corner and working with the "girls". Teet loved life and enjoyed it fully for all of her 96 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents – Alvie W. and Mable G, nee Henderson, Wilkie. Her husband Eugene G. Leemon whom she married on August 17, 1940 in Marissa, IL and who passed away on June 7, 2003. They shared 62 years of marriage, over 50 of which they resided at 901 South Bess Street. Also preceded in death by a great granddaughter – Breanna Sierra Sinn.

She is survived by her children – Dennis W. (Brenda) Leemon of Sparta, IL; Gayle J. Sinn of Marissa, IL. Her grandchildren who were her joy – Lee M. (Lori) Sinn; Lisa K. (Rick) Zweigert; James R. (Diane) Sinn; Kevin W. (Alexess) Leemon. Eight great-grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister – Iris Henson. Three nephews and one niece.

Condolences to the family may be expressed at

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church or to the Sonshine Corner.

Visitation: Friends may call at the First United Methodist Church in Marissa, IL on Thursday, February 16, 2017 from 9:00am to 11:00am.

Funeral: Services will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Marissa, IL on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 11:00am with Rev. Dr. Donald Wagner officiating.

Interment: Burial will be held in the Marissa Township Cemetery in Marissa, IL.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL is in charge of arrangements.