Leta Lavera Hodge of Puxico, Missouri was born to the late Clarence and Verbra Browning on November 26, 1937 in Asherville, Missouri and passed away on May 22, 2021 in Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center Poplar Bluff, Missouri.
Leta had been a resident of Puxico, Missouri all her life. She was a member of the Puxico General Baptist Church.
Leta married the love of her life Ray Dean Hodge on November 13, 1954 in Puxico, Missouri. Ray Dean preceded her in death on December 29, 2020.
Surviving her are one son Terry (Ruth Ann) Hodge of Puxico, Missouri; two grandsons Danny (Tracy) Taylor, of Advance, Missouri; Rob (Faith) Taylor of Sikeston, Missouri; four great grandchildren and, Trevin and (Taylor) Taylor of Advance, Missouri, Samantha (Clay) Dover of Bell City, Missouri, Jacob and Joel Taylor both of Puxico, Missouri; three great great grandchildren; one niece Patsy (Rick) Sipe of Pontiac, Michigan, and nephew Dannie (Patsy) Hodge of Bernie, Missouri. Leta was preceded in death by one brother Louis LaRue Browing. A host of family and friends also survive.
Visitation will be held on Monday May 24, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Puxico.
Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday May 25, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Kenneth Lambert of Bloomfield, Missouri officiating.
Interment will follow in the Puxico City Cemetery with Watkins and Sons Funeral Service of Puxico in charge of arrangements.