Leona Templeton
October 05, 1922 - August 16, 2020
Birthplace: Page County, Iowa
Resided In: Red Oak, Iowa

Service 8/24/2020
Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel
Burial 8/24/2020
Evergreen Cemetery

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Leona Marie Templeton, age 97, of Red Oak, Iowa, passed away Sunday, August 16, 2020, at her home. Leona was born October 5, 1922 in Page County, Iowa, the daughter of Oliver Glee “Ollie” and Anna Marie Dorothea “Dora” (Schroeder) Murren. She graduated from Villisca High School in 1940 and was united in marriage to Eldon Lloyd Templeton on March 3, 1941 in Maryville, Missouri. Five children were born to this union: Joyce, Betty, Dorothy, Juanita, and Glen. She worked for families in their homes and took care of the elderly when she was young. After marriage, she was a homemaker and later worked for Union Carbide Battery Company for over thirty years. She had a passion for gardening and she found great peace, relaxation, and accomplishment in this. She was especially proud of her sweet potatoes. She also loved fishing. Leona was baptized at Sciola Baptist Church and was a woman of quiet faith, but was a strong believer in her Lord and Savior. She was a very giving person and enjoyed her family and her many friends.

Preceding her in death were her parents: Ollie and Dora; companion of many years: Dale Bergren; son: Glen Templeton; daughter: Juanita Marshall; sisters: Catherine Calhoon, Wilma Frodsham, Rowena Reed, and Ellen Wardlow Baker; and brothers: John and Oliver Murren. Survivors include her daughters: Joyce Shoemaker of Red Oak, Betty Wells of Topeka, KS, and Dorothy Dille of Shenandoah, IA; 13 grandchildren; 58 great grandchildren; 29 great great grandchildren; 4 step grandchildren; brother: Gene Murren and wife Marlena of Clarinda, IA; son-in-law: Floyd Marshall of Muscatine, IA; many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services will be held 10 AM Monday, August 24, 2020 at the Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery. There will be open viewing and visitation from Noon until 5 PM Sunday, August 23, 2020 at the Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the Red Oak Eagles Lodge or the Red Oak Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association.

Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


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Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel, Inc.
410 Sixth Street
Red Oak, Iowa 51566
Phone: (712) 623-2525 or
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