Memorial services will be held for Leah Coleman-Scrivner at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at the Prater-Lampton-Mills & Coffey Funeral Home Chapel.
Leah Coleman-Scrivner was born on January 10, 1934 to the late William and Patsy (Nelson) Coleman. A resident of Hugo, she departed this life on October 16, 2014 in Paris, TX after a lengthy illness, at the age of 80. A member of a large family, Leah had many happy memories of her life in Hugo and in surrounding areas in Oklahoma and north Texas.
Leah was a full-blood member of the Choctaw Nation. Baptized into the Presbyterian faith as a child, she considered that to be her faith. She had faith in prayer and loved our Heavenly Father and his son, Jesus Christ.
Leah married Donald Gene Scrivner on October 20, 1960, in Reno, NV. Together, they made their home in California until moving back to Hugo in 1968. Together, they raised three daughters: Virginia Leigh, Donna Jean and Elizabeth Anne.
Leah graduated from Okmulgee Tech in 1985 with an Associate Degree in printing and graphic arts. She worked in the Dallas area for a few years, and later moved to Denison, TX to work in the home health care field. She chose a career that allowed her to embrace and comfort the terminally ill. Her position took her all over north Texas to care for, reassure, and make the patient and their family feel better. She worked in Oklahoma City, Denton, Denison, and Dallas, TX, until retiring in 2005, after Donís death. She moved to Durant in 2011, due to health concerns, and then finally returned to Hugo in 2014.
She loved gardening, reading, sewing, working cryptograms, and being with her children. She was also an avid animal lover and passed that love on to all of her children.
Leah was preceded in death by her parents, by Donald in May 28, 2005; her brothers and sisters, Ruth Coleman Wilson, Mary Coleman Logan, Jacob Coleman, Matthew Coleman, David Coleman, Jonathan Coleman, Minnie Coleman, Martha Coleman, Neoma Coleman, Eli Williams Jr., Isaac Williams, and her beloved granddaughter, Chelsea Coleman Scrivner-Canada.
Surviving family members include her daughters Donna Stephens of Dallas, TX, Elizabeth Scrivner of Calera, OK, and Virginia Swan of Lafayette, LA, as well as her sister Rebecca Moran of Hugo, four nieces and two nephews.
Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book or send private condolences to the family at www.praterlampton.com.