Strasheim, Letha E.
Strasheim, Letha E.
August 21, 1921 — June 18, 2019
Letha E. Strasheim, 97, of Oak Pointe of Kearney, passed away June 18, 2019.
Letha Elizabeth Lillian Herbolsheimer Strasheim was born August 21, 1921 in Pierce, Nebraska. She grew up on a farm southwest of Pierce with her parents, two sisters, and a brother (all deceased). She attended school in a one room country school for grades one through eight and then Pierce High School. At high school she studied normal training to be a teacher. She graduated from high school and became certified as a teacher, attending Wayne State Teachers College the summer after graduation. She took a teaching position at a one room country school where she taught for three years. She also attended St. John’s Lutheran Church where she was baptized, confirmed and married. Letha married LeRoy Strasheim on October 19, 1941 and spent the next three years traveling from coast to coast while LeRoy was stationed with the Army before he went to Europe during World War II. She worked various jobs during that time.
After the war, Letha was a homemaker and mother of three daughters – Pat, Cheryl and Vickie. For 17 years she lived in Liberty in the Wynbrick community. For the past three and a half years she has lived at Oak Pointe Assisted Living Facility, Kearney, Missouri.
She is survived by three daughters: Pat Overman of Liberty, Cheryl and Darryl Chasteen of Texarkana, Texas, and Vickie and Ron Melling of Kansas City; eight grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
Letha was a member of King of Kings Lutheran Church in Kansas City, Missouri.
She is preceded in death by her husband, LeRoy Strasheim, her parents, three siblings, a grandson, John Rowe, and son-in-law, Steve Overman.
Visitation will be at King of Kings Lutheran Church in Kansas City, Missouri from 9:30-11 am on Monday, June 24, 2019. The funeral will follow at 11 am at King of Kings. Burial at Glenridge Cemetery in Liberty, Missouri. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to King of Kings Lutheran Church or to the Alzheimer's Association.
Visitation will be at King of Kings Lutheran Church in Kansas City, Missouri from 9:30-11 am on Monday, June 24, 2019. The funeral will follow at 11 am at King of Kings. Burial at Glenridge Cemetery in Liberty, Missouri.