Levora Ople McLellan, age 93, went to be with her Lord and Savior on January 23, 2021 at her home in Hatfield, Arkansas. She was born on May 8, 1927 in Hennepin, Oklahoma to Thomas Christopher Borders and Rosia Ople Poindexter. She was married to Everett McLellan on May 21, 1946 in Potter, Arkansas.
Levora was a multi-talented person who enjoyed and was very proficient at cooking, sewing, doll making, painting, sketching, carving, sculpting, crocheting and jewelry making. She loved to work in her yard, planting flowers, feeding chickens, and gathering eggs. But most of all, she loved the Lord and spent many hours each day reading her Bible, praying, and worshiping him. She taught Sunday school classes and held Bible studies in her home for many years. Her faith in God and love for her family made her an inspiration and a shining example for others to live by.
Levora was preceded in death by her husband Everett McLellan, sons Jerry McLellan and Gary McLellan. Grandsons Jay McLellan and Paul Smedley Jr. Great grandsons Nathan Meade and Cory Mize. 7 brothers, Granville, Marvin, Guy, Denver, Bobby, Claude, and Patrick Borders. 2 sisters Mary Betty Foshee and Patsy Powell.
She is survived by sons: Glenn and Bobbie McLellan of Potter and Johnny and Stacie McLellan of Dayton, Arkansas. Daughters: Judy and Kevin Vert of Fort Smith, Janie and Mike Huff of Hatfield, and Helen and Larry Strother of Hatfield. Beloved twin sister Lenora Cowan of Mesa, Arizona and brother Burt Ray Borders of Cane Hill, Arkansas. 21 Grandchildren, 33 Great Grandchildren, and 28 Great Great Grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be grandsons Josh McLellan, Robert Smedley, Michael Huff, Perry Strother, Brandon McLellan, and Logan McLellan. Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons Aaron McLellan, Jason Vert, Bobby Strother, Daniel McLellan, and Reed McLellan.
A graveside service will be Thursday January 28, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Gann Cemetery with brother Mark Lyle officiating. Services are under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.
Visitation will be general.