September 8, 1934 - October 16, 2021
On October 16, 2021 our loving mom, mother-in-law, grandmother, and great-grandmother passed away at the age of 87 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Rheta Pauline (Cates) Letterman was born September 8, 1934 in Claremore, Oklahoma to Tom and Minnie Cates. On May 17, 1950 she married Robert Chambers in Claremore. They had 5 children, Robert (Bobby), Ronald (Ronnie), Kennith (Kenny), Loretta, and Leroy. She had 10 grandkids and 9 great-grandkids. Robert died in 1959 and she remarried to Bill Letterman in 1963. Rheta was a cook at various restaurants in Claremore and she was a cook at the truck stop in Catoosa for many years. When you visited her home she made you feel welcomed. During meal times, she always had plenty to eat. If you left her home hungry it wasn't because she didn't offer you a meal. She was a caring person with a big heart and a love for animals. She always had wild animals coming up to her back door asking for food. She fed foxes, a fox pup, opossums, racoons, squirrels, and birds. She loved to watch the hummingbirds feed at the many feeders she kept full. She even raised and sold rabbits for a while. She loved fishing and gardening, especially flowers. She loved to harvest fresh veggies for meals and can from her garden. She is preceded by her parents, William Thomas Cates and Minnie Gay (Ward) Cates, 4 brothers, 2 sisters, 2 husbands, and 3 of her son's, Bobby, Ronnie, and Kenny. She is survived by 1 son, Leroy, 1 daughter, Loretta, 1 daughter-in-law, Karen, 1 son-in-law Carey, 9 grandkids, and 10 great-grandkids. Her love, hugs, laughs, and smiles will be missed by all.
On October 16, 2021 our loving mom, mother-in-law, grandmother, and great-grandmother passed away at the age of 87 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Rheta Pauline (Cates) Letterman was born September 8, 1934 in Claremore, Oklahoma to Tom and Minnie Cates.... View Obituary & Service Information
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