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Leota Maye McNary Nixon, 92, passed away at her home in Carthage, Mo. Leota was born May 6, 1924, in Pittsburg, Kan., to David McNary and Bertha (Tiller) McNary.
She was a longtime Carthage resident and worked in admissions at McCune Brooks Hospital. Leota was a former member of the Eastern Star and Rebecka Lodge.
Leota was united in marriage to Rolla "Henry" Nixon September 25, 1944, in Parson, Kan., he preceded her in death July 9, 2009.
Leota is survived by one son, Gary Nixon and wife, Karen, of Joplin; three daughters, Judy Schlichting, of Carthage, Connie Watts and husband, David, of Carthage, and Nancy Randall and husband, George, of Republic. One sister, Dorothy Kahl and husband, Bill, of Carthage; two brothers, Dean McNary and wife, Judy, of Jasper, and Emery McNary and wife, Velma, of Carthage; two sisters-in-law, Bula Thomas, of Webb City, and Dorothy Nixon, of Donovan, Mo. Numerous grandchildren and great- grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents and husband; two sisters, Christina McNary and Harriett Patrick; two brothers, Arlo McNary and Everett McNary.
Services will be held 10 a.m. Friday, March 31, at Ulmer Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 30, at Ulmer Funeral Home. Burial will be at Hackney Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made at
Arrangements are under the direction of Ulmer Funeral Home.
Published on March 30, 2017
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