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Ledessia Fern Effinger

June 21, 1941 — May 3, 2019

Ledessia Fern Effinger, 77, of Eufaula, passed away on May 3, 2019 at the Eufaula Manor. Ledessia was born on June 21, 1941 in Bower, Oklahoma to Luer Grant and Nora Valley (Marshall) French. Ledessia attended grade school in Bower.

On May 3, 1960, Ledessia graduated from Canadian High School. She then attended cosmetology school in Tulsa.

On September 14, 1976, Ledesia married Henry Effinger. They were happily married for 28 years before he preceded her in death on June 11, 2005.

Ledessia was a member of the Longtown Full Gospel Church.

Survivors include: her brothers, Leon French and wife Mary Ann, Leland French, Arther French and wife Dorothy, all of Bower, Okla.; sisters, Beulah Williams, Dixie Dawson, both of Bower, Mavis Hairod and husband Reece, of Panama, Okla.; and sister in law, Patsy French, of Stidham, Okla.; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Luer Grant and Nora French; husband, Henry Effinger; sisters, Lucille Grider and Bonnie Shaver; brothers, J.D. French, Bobby French, Everett French, Wayne French, Don French, and G.H. French.

A funeral service was held 10 a.m., Monday, May 6, 2019 at the Kelley Memorial Chapel with Mike Burns and Doyle Stuart officiating.

Burial followed at Bower Cemetery under the direction of Hunn, Black & Merritt Funeral Home & Crematory.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

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