The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

May 18, 2013

Marie Belle Pshigoda

Published 5-18-13


Enid News and Eagle

ENID — Memorial service for Marie Belle Pshigoda, 99, will be 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at First Christian Church, Cherokee, with the Rev. Tom Stanley and Rev. Gene Spillman officiating.

Arrangements are under the direction of Goodwin Funeral Home, Cherokee. Burial will be at a later date.

Friends may sign the memory book at the funeral home Monday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday before the memorial service.

Marie Belle Leatherman Pshigoda was born March 8, 1914, in Rosston, Okla., to Frank J. and Della Jane Baer Leatherman and passed away at her home on Tuesday, May 14, 2013.

Her mother, Della, died during the 1918 flu epidemic.

Her father married Floy Norris in 1919. The family moved to Cherokee in 1920.

Marie graduated form Cherokee High School in 1932. She attended Northwestern State Teachers College (NWOSU) where she met and married Ernest W. Hansen on June 24, 1934. They moved to Alva, where they raised three children.

Marie worked at Warrick’s and McClain’s stores, The Alva Review Courier as the society editor, Riggs Supply in Alva, and Vicks Etc. in Cherokee.

She married Theodore Pshigoda on Oct. 5, 1972, in York, N.C.

She loved to garden and quilt. She won many ribbons for her garden show; county fair and quilt show entries. She belonged to the Domestikates Extension Group, Mothers Culture Club, Iris Garden Club, Christian Women’s Fellowship, Faith Circle, and the Tuesday morning Bible Study Group at First Christian Church, Cherokee.

She was a member of Oklahoma Quilters State Organization, Central Oklahoma Quilters Guild and Cherokee Piecemakers Guild.

Marie is survived by her husband, Theodore of Cherokee; children, James (Kristina) Hansen of Castle Rock, Colo., Lois (Gene) Lyon of Bethany, Okla., and Steve (Violet) Hansen of Alva. She also leaves nine grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Frank Jr. Leatherman, Kenneth Leatherman, Lois Duschene and Della Floy Horton and first husband, E.W. Hansen.

In lieu of flowers, memorials my be given to Ross Hospice or Midway Sunday School Class of First Christian Church through Goodwin Funeral Home, Cherokee.

(Submitted by family)