Lela Mae (Brower) Deeds, 91, of Macy, Indiana, passed away April 8, 2020, at Blair Ridge Health Campus, Peru, Indiana.
She was born March 25, 1929, in Union Township, Miami County, to the late Avery and Orpha Bowen Brower.
She was a 1947 graduate of Deedsville High School where she was a “yell leader” for 3 years and her class co-valedictorian. She also attended Manchester College.
She married her high school sweetheart, Lyledean Deeds, August 7, 1949, and recently celebrated seventy years of marriage. He survives. Until a year ago she lived on the farm south of Deedsville that she and Lyle purchased in1956, just across the road from where she grew up.
Also surviving are two sons, Mark (Barbara) Deeds of Bunker Hill and Greg (Vickie) Deeds of Denver; five grandchildren: Matthew Deeds (Lori) Warsaw; Andrew Deeds (Anna) Bloomington; Kevin Deeds (Kathryn) Findlay, Ohio; Cami (Luis Jr.) Valadez, of Waterville, Ohio; Scott Deeds Holland, Ohio and seven great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister, Vera Green, Converse; a brother Larry (Geraldine) Brower of Macy; sisters-in-law, Sandra Miller, Peru, Deloris Lowe, Winchester, Sianna Deeds, Macy, and Jane (Deeds) Sonne, Macy.
Her parents, bothers, Quentin and Berl, and a sister, Mable Patty preceded her in death.
She held secretarial and bookkeeping positions at Essex Wire and North Miami Schools. She later was bookkeeper for Lyle Deeds Construction.
She was an active member in the Deedsville Church which she attended her entire life. She enjoyed being a song leader and helping with Bible School.
The family asks for any donations to go to the Deedsville Community Church, c/o Treasurer,10245 N 100 W Macy, IN 46951.
A private family graveside was held in Westlawn Cemetery, Denver, Indiana. McClain Funeral Home, Denver, Indiana, was entrusted with arrangements.
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