Leona Rae Carlile, 75, of Liberal, passed away on January 1, 2017 at her home in Liberal, KS.
She was born on May 22, 1941 to Marion and Gertrude (Hartley) Beason at Alamosa, CO.
As a child Leona moved with her family from Alamosa, CO to Elkhart, KS then to Perryton, TX. Leona worked in Quality Control for National Beef Packing for 28 years, retiring in 1995. After her retirement she went on to graduate from Seward County Community College, Class of 1999 with her Associate Degree. She was a member of Phi Theta Kappa at SCCC. She enjoyed reading, puzzles, card games, participating in the activities at the Liberal Senior Center, and her family.
Leona is survived by Daughter, Rona Carlile of Liberal, KS; Son, Lanny Carlile and Life Partner Melissa Andrade of Harrah, OK; Three Grandchildren, Veronica Wilson of Liberal, KS; Nicholas Carlile of Lawton, OK; Lana Carlile of Perryton, TX; two Great Granddaughters, Haylie Ortega and Briyana Ortega.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Four Sisters, Charlene Jones, Betty Records, Pat Harris and Peggy Rodkey; One Brother, George Beason.
There is no service or viewing as Cremation has taken place.
Memorials are suggested to the Cal Farleys Ranch – P.O. Box 1890 Amarillo, TX 79174 – 0001.