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Letha Singleton

Thursday, July 12, 2007

April 25, 1917 - July 10, 2007

HAYES CENTER -- Letha Singleton, 90, died Tuesday (July 10, 2007) at El Dorado Manor in Trenton.

She was born April 25, 1917, in Hayes County to William and Mary (Franklin) Young. She grew up on the Young farm in northwest Hayes County, before the family moved to Grainton. She attended elementary school in the Grainton Community and later moved to North Platte with her mother, where she graduated from high school in 1935. She attended Kearney State Teachers College and received her degree in education in 1938.

She returned to the Grainton area where she taught school and served as the Grainton Postmaster for a brief time. She was married to James Alvin Singleton on Sept. 26, 1940, in Grainton. They made their home in Grainton and later moved to the Young farmstead in Hayes County.

They retired from the farm in 1977, and moved into Wallace. Due to health issues they moved to the El Dorado Manor in Trenton in 2002. He preceded her in death in 2005. She continued living in the assisted living unit at El Dorado.

She was a member of the Grainton United Methodist Church, Wallace Rebekah Lodge and Sunshine Extension Club.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Alvin; an infant daughter, Carolyn in 1946; and her sister, Willema "Billie" Shafer.

Survivors include her son, Jim and wife, Jan Singleton of Hayes Center; two grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be Saturday, 10:30 a.m., at the Hayes Center Union Congregational Church of Christ with the Rev. Faye Ann Blaylock and Jean Miller officiating. Burial will be in the Wallace Morningview Cemetery.

A memorial has been established in her name.

Bullock-Long Funeral Home of Grant is in charge of arrangements.