Loleta  DeLozier


A service celebrating and remembering the life of Loleta D. DeLozier will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at the First Baptist Church in Chelsea. Burial will follow at Chelsea City Cemetery. Visitation will be 3-7, Monday, at the funeral home, with family there to receive visitors from 5-7. Loleta passed away on Sunday, April 14, 2019. She was 87.
Born on May 24, 1931 in Bushyhead, OK to DQ and Dona (Carter) Lemon, Loleta was raised and educated in Bushyhead and Chelsea. She graduated from Chelsea High School as their valedictorian. It should be noted that according to her late husband she cheated off of him to attain that honor. During her school days she played basketball and shared the story of how good she was with her children and grandchildren. She would even teach them to shoot the basketball granny style. Following graduation she attended St. John's school of nursing and received her degree as a registered nurse. On May 21, 1953 Loleta married the love of her life, Kenneth DeLozier, in a ceremony at Epworth United Methodist Church in Chelsea. This union was gifted with four children, Julie, Janie, Kenny, and Jennifer. Following their wedding they headed to the West Coast where Kenneth boarded the USS Helena to serve in the Korean Conflict. Loleta went back to Claremore, where she and Kenneth made their home. Although caring for her household was the most important; she did work outside the home as a registered nurse during the early part of their marriage.
Loleta was an active member of not only First Baptist Church in Claremore, but Trinity Baptist Church as well, where she taught Sunday School, was a leader in Bible School, and faithfully served her church family. In 1985 Loleta and Kenneth built a home on the family farm and moved back to Chelsea the community they called home for the rest of their lives. They joined First Baptist Church and Loleta again faithfully taught Sunday school and ministered to the church family that she so loved.
She enjoyed anything and everything about the outdoors. Loleta was a gardener and bird watcher. She loved to have family and friends in their home and always wanted to cook for whoever walked through her door. Her children remember the wilted lettuce and everyone loved Nanie's pancakes and the special cabbage salad at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Her relationship with the Lord was the most important thing to her. She carefully followed the instruction given to her as a wife and mother. Diligently instilling God's word not only in the lives of her children and grandchildren, but to many friends and extended family. Loleta was always concerned about where someone would spend eternity.
The hope that is given to us in God's word is the hope we as her family hold on to knowing that we will all be together for eternity. Loleta's influence and integrity will live on in the lives of those she has left behind. She is survived by her children, Julie Youngblood and husband Kirk, Janie Rou and husband Sam, Kenny DeLozier and wife Pam, and Jennifer Toone and husband Doug, grandchildren, Jebeke, Jake, Jenny Linsley, Kenslee, Zach, Douglas Bryon, Johanna Joye, Jillian Grace, DaLayna Jo, Haley, Hannah, Hayden, Janie Anne, twenty five great grandchildren, sister, Carolyn Reed and husband Leon, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Kenneth of 60 years, and brother, June Lemon.
In lieu of flowers and other condolences please consider making a donation in Loleta's name to Grace Ministries International at 13248 Roscoe Blvd. Sun Valley, CA 91352. Please make a notation on your check Johnston-Italy in the memo line.
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Published on April 21, 2019
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Dottie Hoffmann
Apr 25, 2019
Dearest Kenny and your family,

As I was reading the Claremore Progress online , I was saddened to read about your mom , although I did not know her., she had quite the list of accomplishments.
She was a indeed a very special lady.
May the Lord shine his face and blessings on you during these difficult times.