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Leona Marie Martin

December 31, 1958 ~ February 10, 2023 (age 64) 64 Years Old


Leona Marie Martin the daughter of Herman Martin and Marie (Lawhead) Lett was born December 31, 1958 in Vinita, Oklahoma and departed this life on February 10, 2023 in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the age of 64 years. 

Leona was raised in Vinita, Tahlequah, and Tulsa. She recently moved back to Vinita where she was member of Serenity Missionary Baptism Church. She was able to reconnect with family and make new friends at The Villa Lofts where she resided. Leona liked to sing, dance, take road trips and spend time on the river where she would fish and camp with friends and family. She enjoyed spending time with her son and grandchildren. She loved spoiling and playing with her great grandchildren, any chance she got. She had a special place in her heart for everyone she knew. Her name was Leona but known to most as Granny, Momma, Big Momma, Skeetie, and Peaches by her husband Red. Leona will be missed dearly by her family, friends and anyone who got the chance to meet her. 

She was preceded in death by her loving husband Leon “Red” Wilson. Along with her parents Herman Martin and Sally Marie Lawhead; her sisters Maryann Sanders and Brenda Martin and her brothers John "Sonny" Lawhead and Leo Joe W. Collins. 

Those left to cherish her memory include her son Dave “Jughead” Wilson, “daughter in law” Jennifer Rippetoe, nephews John Leo Martin (JoeElla Caddo) and Tony Allen. Her grandchildren Brittley Rippetoe(Mack Little), Cody Cole(Courtney Spears), Mary Kaitlenn Rippetoe, and Cedrick Rippetoe. Great Grandchildren RJ Rippetoe, Milo Little, Carsyn Cole, Oaklann Little, and Lennox Little. Along with many other close family and friends.  

Celebration of Life Services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, February 24, 2023 at the Hart Funeral Home with Joe Wilson and Robert Ramsey Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Leaf Cemetery under the direction of the Hart Funeral Home.

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Celebration of Life
February 24, 2023

1:00 PM
Hart Funeral Home
1506 N. Grand Ave
Tahlequah, OK 74464


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