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Funeral service for Eleanor Inez Leach Addy, 96, of Chickasha, OK will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, January 15, 2018 at Epworth United Methodist Church.  Rev. Scott Keneda will officiate.
Inez was born on October 9, 1921, in Lookeba, Oklahoma, to Robert E. and Lillie Leach.  She died on January 9, 2018, in Oklahoma City.  She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Robert, Clifton and a baby boy; two sisters, Iris Crowell and Verna Mae Leach; three nephews; one niece; and her husband of 46 years, Bill Addy.
 She is survived by daughters Susan and Sharman (Don Armstrong), and honorary daughter Judy Davis; Sharmon (John) Milby; Clifton (Schuyler) Leach; nephews Kem (Cathy) Crowell and Sam Davis; nieces Dorlana Crowell, Catherine Addy-Bernstein (Howard), Francine (Gene) Novosad, Rosemary Addy, and their families.
 Raised on a dustbowl farm, Inez milked cows, picked cotton, and early learned the value and joy of work and self-sufficiency.  She graduated from Eakly  Highschool, and earned a BS in Education from Southwestern State Teachers College in Weatherford.  She later taught in Eakly, Oakdale, and Anadarko.
 Immediately before World War II while attending college, Inez met her future husband Bill, with whom she shared a romantic long-distance courtship.  They married January 19, 1944.
 Upon Bill's return from service Inez quit teaching and the couple moved to Chickasha and set up practice as "W.E. Addy, Public Accountant."  They worked side by side for forty-six years while raising two girls.
 Always a "doer," Inez contributed countless hours in service to her church and community.  An energetic perfectionist with a quirky intelligence, she loved music and art, expressing herself through painting - and creative cooking - in her retirement.  Inez treasured her weekly canasta group, and valued people most of all.  She was a good listener, an independent thinker, and a wise counselor to all who knew and loved her.  Her life made this world a better place.
 Inez lived at home on her own until her death, on her own terms, at 96.  We are so sorry for us.
 Memorials may be made to NewView Oklahoma, Daily Word/Unity International, or the charity of your choice.
Interment in the Fairlawn Cemetery will be private.  Services are under the direction of McRay Funeral Home.
Published on January 12, 2018
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