Leola Marilyn Sheesley


April 16, 1930 - April 8, 2014


Leola Marilyn (Hoverson) Sheesley was born to Lawrence and Minnie (Everson) Hoverson April 16, 1930 on the family farm at Niagara, ND.  She was baptized and confirmed at Elk Valley Church.  On August 1955 she married Carl Sheesley.  Carl was a plumbing contractor in Mitchell, SD where they lived and raised three children.  She was a loving homemaker.

Leola was an active volunteer for St. Joseph Hospital, Friends of the Middle Border Museum, Meals on Wheels, Home Health Care and as an election worker. She loved dogs and was renowned for her
fear of cats!  She loved playing cards and dominoes with friends and family.  For a few years she and Carl had a big garden with friends and enjoyed working in it, harvesting and canning together.  Carl died in August of 1990. She enjoyed Christian Brothers time with neighbors, taking care of other people and she spoiled all of her grandchildren.

She is survived by her children, Marilyn (Steve) Juel of Harrisburg, SD, Greg (Cindy) Sheesley and Cheri (Bob) Swart of Mitchell; six grandchildren: Bonner and David Juel both of Harrisburg, SD, Ryan (Michelle) Sheesley of Mitchell, SD, Brooke (David) Graham of Memphis,TN, Cody Sheesley and Vickie of Arcata, CA, Jennessy Toribio of Redding, CA; four step-grandchildren: Michelle (Juel) (Bryan) Schirado, Krystal (Juel) Stewart both of Harrisburg, SD, Corinna Swart, Manhattan, KS, Mason Oswald, ID; seven great-grandchildren: Madisyn, Ashtyn, Jaylyn, Emersyn, Layton, Conner and Gavin; seven step-great- grandchildren: Kaylee, Matthew, Nicholas, Brandon, Leigha, Laney and Jackson; one brother, Russell (Jean) Hoverson of Grand Forks, ND;  a sister, Bernice (Hoverson) Machovsky of Mitchell, SD and numerous nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl; her parents; five brothers: Arthur, Albert, Gilbert, Victor and Chester; five sisters: Lois, Edna, Ella, Leila and Arlene; an infant daughter, Virginia and special adopted family, Don and Margaret Cook.  


Friday, April 11, 2014
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
Prayer Service ~ 7:00 PM
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Saturday, April 12, 2014
11:00 AM
Mitchell Wesleyan Church
601 North Sanborn Avenue
Mitchell, South Dakota


Graceland Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Sandi Larson on April 11, 2014
Marilyn, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. God's comfort to you and your family at this time.
Posted by Kelly Gross on April 11, 2014
Cheri, I am very sorry to hear of your loss. I know that you and your mom were very close and I, myself, enjoyed running into her at your shop and visiting with her for awhile. I pray that this will be an easy transition for you. Miss seeing you!
Posted by Kathy Harris on April 10, 2014
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of our Aunt Leola and are thinking of each of her loving children and grandchildren - our hearts are with you.
Posted by Linda Butler on April 10, 2014
All of us in North Dakota are thinking of you and will see you soon. Leola was truly one in a million and loved by so many. She will always hold a special place in my heart!
Posted by Kelly Hills on April 10, 2014
I am so sorry for your loss. May you find peace in your hearts in the days and weeks ahead. God bless.
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