Leona Mae Pritchett Denny Hooper the daughter of Rev. Isaac and Charlotte Laura (Quinton) Pritchett was born July 8, 1931, in Stilwell, Oklahoma and departed this life on October 13, 2022, at home in Bunch, Oklahoma, at the age of 91 years, 3 months and 5 days.
Leona was a hardworking woman throughout her life but enjoyed all the small things that come with it, such as traveling on the road, family vacations, and a simple bowl of strawberry ice cream. She loved to tend to her roses in her yard, taking care of them and appreciating the beauty of each flower. Leona also enjoyed having her rock collection that have holes in them so she could string them along her porch to show off. Her biggest joy in life was being a grandmother to all the grandkids she cared for in her time and serving as a “Granny” to several children throughout her time in Adair County schools. Ms. Leona will be dearly missed by all that knew and loved her. She was a devoted member of New Baptist Church.
Leona was a lifelong member of the Greasy Community and helped build the Greasy Community Building.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands Alfred Denny and Dale Hooper; and her siblings Charlie Bunch, George “Pep” Pritchett, Phil "Snooks" Pritchett, Hester Anderson and Lydia Lou Killer; two nieces; Ramona Livers, Coleta Eagleton; three nephews; Sonny Killer, George Lee, Martin “Hoke” Pritchett.
She is survived by a loving family which includes her children; Laura Livers of Bunch, Jeremy Pritchett and wife Kari of Stilwell; her step-children: Brenda Crawford and husband Chuck of Tahlequah, Carol Brown of Tahlequah, Floretta Burris of Wichita, KS and Coretta Fitzgerald of Wichita, KS; 4 nieces raised by Leona after death of their mother: Pamela Pritchett of Bunch, Amie Teehee and husband Danny of Bunch, Lynn Burnett of Bunch, and Tena Kirk and husband Dan of Bell, OK; 5 grandchildren; Jeshua Livers, Paige Fourkiller, Kelen Pritchett, Gavin Pritchett, and Stryder Pritchett; five great-grandchildren: Lydia, Leyt’n, Annie, Luz, and Nevaeh; close relative Kristi and Fred Anderson of California; sister-in-law: Galelia Pritchett pf Neosho, MO, dear friends Thomas and Jessie Still, Kim Ford, Denise Green, Imogene Locust, and Bobbie Caughman; her dog denny and her bird Tweety. Numerous nieces and nephews in the family along with generations of children throughout her 20 years being a granny in the public schools of Adair County also survive her.