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Leona Irene (Mooney) Fields

Leona Irene (Mooney) Fields
Leona Irene Fields
- March 13, 2018

Leona Irene (Mooney) Fields was born March 17, 1925, at Henrietta, OK, to Floyd A. and Margaret (Byard) Mooney. As a young child, her family moved to Borger, TX, and lived there until moving to the community of Kelton, TX, where she attended grade school and graduated from Kelton High School in 1942. On September 23, 1944, she married Mooris Fields at Pampa, TX, shortly before his departure to the army during World War II. After his honorable discharge, they farmed in Gageby, TX. In 1946, they moved to Panhandle, TX, and farmed there until moving to Elm Springs, SD, in 1958 to farm and ranch. She lived there until April 2017, when she entered The Victorian Assisted Living in Rapid City, SD.

Leona was a member of the Union Center Baptist Church, serving on different committees over the years.

She took great interest and pride in their farmstead; spending many hours working in her yard, growing petunias every summer, and keeping fences and buildings painted to perfection.
Leona passed away on Saturday, March 10, 2018, at the Hospice House in Rapid City, SD.
She is survived by two sons, Wayne, Loveland, CO, and Lynn (Sandy), Elm Springs, SD; one daughter, Gayla (Bob) Parker, Lodgepole, SD; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren; one sister; LaNelle Mooney of Boise, ID; one brother, Eudell Mooney of Kentucky; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Mooris, in 1997; her parents; sisters, Louise Worley, Leola Mooney, and Luvene Larsen; and brothers, Olin, Eugene, and Winifred Mooney; and a baby brother in infancy.

Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at Union Center Baptist Church. Burial will be at Bear Butte Cemetery, Sturgis, SD.

Memorials have been established to the Enning and Elm Springs Fire Departments.

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