Megrue-Price Funeral Home
Leota Heiden, the daughter of Frank and Hannah (Ahlvers) Darling, was born on January 27, 1925 in Glen Elder, Kansas. She passed away on July 30, 2013 at Superior Good Samaritan Society, Superior, Nebraska at the age of 88 years, 6 months, 3 days.
Leota was one of 11 children. She attended school in Superior and was a member of the First United Methodist Church.
She was united in marriage to Daryl Snell on September 15, 1946 in Superior, Nebraska. This union was blessed with six children. He preceded her in death on May 14, 1974.
On August 6, 1977, she was married to Willis Clarence Heiden in Superior and he died on May 19, 1992.
Leota liked music and could play the accordion, piano, organ and guitar, she also liked to read and work in her garden. Leota loved to bake and cook for her family and friends. She enjoyed spending time with her family and all her grandchildren.
She worked as a nurses aid at the Superior Good Samaritan Center and she cared for so many in Superior for many years. She also worked at Agrex, was a custodian at John Deere, and the Vestey Center.
She entered the Good Samaritan Society on April 13, 2013 and resided there until her passing.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husbands Daryl Snell and Willis Heiden; brothers Wilber, Doyle and Max Darling and sisters Helen Ewer, Geneva Sloane, Irene Gholson and Joan Albertson and grandson Joel Cradick.
She is survived by -
Children: Terri Cradick and husband Merle of York, Nebraska
Lonie Snell and wife Peggy of Valentine, Nebraska
Tom Snell of Superior, Nebraska
Brenda Hoskins and friend Conel Buscher of Superior, Nebraska
Ginger White and husband Clifford of Superior, Nebraska
Megon Ackerman and husband Herbert of Thayer, Nebraska
Brother: Rex Darling and wife Francis and Worchester, Massachusetts
Sisters: Doris Baylie of Holdrege, Nebraska
Carol Clyde of Superior, Nebraska
11 grandchildren: Daryl Hale
8 great grandchildren: Danielle Boyer
4 great great grandchildren: Wyatt, Dakota and Gage Boyer
Nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends
Services at: Megrue-Price Funeral Home, Superior, Nebraska
Time of Service: Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at 10:30 am
Clergy: Jon Albrecht
Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Superior, Nebraska
Memorials to: Memorials in care of the family
Visitation: From 9:00 am-8:00 pm on Monday (The casket will be closed per Leotas wishes) at the Megrue-Price Funeral Home