Mass: A requiem mass was Thursday, Dec. 27, with interment at Gracelawn Cemetery in Edmond, Oklahoma.

Dorothy Jean Stander Leehan of Edmond, Oklahoma, died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, surrounded by her family in the memory care unit of “The Veraden” in Edmond.

Dorothy was born Jan. 29, 1931, to George and Lorene Stander and was raised in the Oklahoma City area. It was there she met the love of her life, Bobby Loy Leehan, and was married on Sept. 7, 1947, at the Little Flower Catholic Church.

They resided in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, as well as Halfway before settling down in Edmond, Oklahoma. They were together 56 years at his death in 2003. To this union were born five children, 15 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, George and Lorene Stander; sister, Oma Francka, and brother-in-law, Mike Francka Jr.; nephew, Clifford Foster, and two grandsons, Keaton Leehan and Jordan Leehan.

Dorothy is survived by her children, Patrick (Annita) Leehan of Edmond, Oklahoma; Donna (Joel) Berry of Edmond, Oklahoma; Mary (Richard) Ashlock of Halfway; Brenda Hunt of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and Bruce (Melissa) Leehan of Edmond, Oklahoma; her siblings, Ron (Helen) Stander of Bolivar; Jane (Marvin) Sokolik of Bolivar; as well as grandchildren, great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Dorothy’s passion was for her Lord and her Catholic faith and all it entails. Her dedication to her family was primary in her life, and her love for Bobby was faithful and constant.

A requiem mass was offered on Thursday, Dec. 27, with interment at Gracelawn Cemetery in Edmond, Oklahoma.

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