Beloved mother, grandmother, and sister, Eleanor Kay Rheam Leh passed away on July 30, 2014.
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Eleanor was born December 27, 1938, in Ponca City, OK to Arnold and Eula Rheam.
She graduated from Ponca City High School in 1957, and Eastern New Mexico University in 1965. Eleanor was an elementary school teacher for more than 35 years in Clovis, NM, personally touching the lives of more than 875 children as a result. She retired to Ponca City, OK in 2004. She was a voracious reader, often finishing a book in single day. Her time with grandnephew, Kadon, and her grandniece, Skylar was a mutual blessing. She loved her dogs. She spent her last months living at Autumn Leaves of Cityview sharing and receiving love and kindness with the residents and staff.
She is survived by her children; Dennis Petty, Scott Petty and Denay Petty June, her sister; Sheila Swords and brother; Maurice Rheam and grandchildren; Alex Petty, Maria Petty, and Hayden Fischer.
She is proceeded by her parents, her husband; Emil Leh, son; Wally Leh, brother; Max Rheam, and sisters; Marilyn and Ramona.
A graveside service is planned for the morning of August 18 in Ponca City, OK.
Published in the Clovis News Journal on Aug. 6, 2014