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Rosa Mae Leftwich
© The Weleetkan
June 9, 2006
Submitted by: Brenda Franklin

Funeral services were held June 3 at the First Christian Church, Wetumka, for Rosa Mae Leftwich. Rev. Mason Leftwich and Rev. Son Williamson officiated at the services.
Ms. Leftwich was born April 20, 1926 in Weleetka to Albert and Elizabeth (Jackson) Baker and died May 31 at her home near Wetumka at the age of 80.
She attended Hickory Ridge and Weleetka School and McKee School near Sallisaw. As a young lady she married Harace Leftwich on Dec 21, 1944 in Holdenville and they made Wetumka their lifelong home. She loved sports and played softball, basketball and even played baseball with the boys. She was a typical “sports mom” who loved watching her children and grandchildren play.
Ms. Leftwich was a longtime member of the First Christian Church and was homemaker and farmed. Her hobby included reading and cooking and is remembered as one of the best around. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were siblings, Mae Myrtle, Charlie and Marion: son-in-law Jimmy Absher: an infant child: and great grandson, Michael Cody Bowen.
Survivors include her husband, Horace, of the home: two sons, Roy Leftwich and wife, Debbie of Wetumka, and Curtis Leftwich and wife, Betty, of Wetumka: two daughters Wanda Banta and husband Milton of Wetumka, and Linda Absher, Wetumka: 12 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren, four brothers, Jesse Baker, Arkansas, Jerry Baker, Alabama, Clyde Baker, Nebraska, and Cecil Baker, Florida: three sisters, Lois Smith, California, Betty Crownover and Ruth Hare, both of Texas: and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were James Bagwell, Rusty Bagwell, Wade Bagwell, Roy Gene Leftwich, Bradley Leftwich and Joseph Leftwich.
Interment was in the Wetumka Cemetery under the direction of Williamson Funeral Home.

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