Leone Marjorie (Compton) Eye
Eye, Leone Marjorie (Compton)
In the early morning hours of Friday, January 7, 2022, Leone left the comforting arms of her daughter
Judy and went into the merciful arms of Jesus. Leone was 91 years old. Not many days previous Leone
had mentioned that she was ready for God to call her home so she could sit at the feet of Jesus and
listen to his teaching.
Leone was born on June 23, 1930 in Shirley, MO to Francis Compton and Gertrude E. Compton. Leone
was the eldest of three children born to the couple. She had older half-siblings from each of her parents
whose spouses had died from illnesses.
Leone grew up on a farm in Shirley, but by the time she was a young teen her father had suffered from
strokes so the family of five moved into the town of Potosi. After WWII, Leone became infatuated with a
former soldier who was now a school bus driver. She snuck on a school bus to meet him. On May 17,
1947 Leone became Mrs Paul Eye. Two girls, Paulette and Judy, were added to their family while living in
Potosi. In 1956 the couple along with another young family journeyed to San Diego to start a new life. It
was there that son Steven and daughter Marianne were born, which completed their family.
In 1973 Leone, Paul and three of their children returned to Potosi to care for her mother Gertrude who
passed away in the fall of that same year. A move was then made in 1974 to Aurora, CO taking with
them the younger two children. Leone and Paul relocated once more in 1982 to OKC where daughter
Judy and family lived and again in 1996 to Melbourne, FL to be near daughter Paulette and family. In
2009, Leone realized she needed help with caring for her husband so the couple made one final move
and returned to OKC to be close to their loved ones living there. From the fall of 2017 until Leone went
into assisted living, she was given compassionate care by Marianne in her home.
Leone and Paul truly LOVED traveling America. While their children were still home, they took the family
on trips. Then later, just the two of them would spontaneously take off to explore. Leone especially
loved the U.S. southwest. She collected several pieces of Native American artwork. Leone was known for
taking hundreds of pictures, creating album after album of their journeys. Leone and Paul made one trip
overseas to Japan to visit Paulette and family.
Leone was a devoted wife and mother. Leone took care of her husband Paul until no longer physically
able. Growing up she enjoyed attending church, singing and playing the piano which continued through
her life. Leone loved God’s Word and encouraged her children and grandchildren to put God first and
the importance of a prayer life. Leone was quite the seamstress and quilt maker. She made quilts for
family members including grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Leone is survived by her brother, Leonard Compton and wife Ruthie; brother Dr. M David Compton and
wife Jean and many nieces and nephews. Her daughter and son-in-law, Paulette and Rick Manley,
Melbourne, FL; daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Chuck Hopper, OKC; son, Steven Eye, Montrose, CO;
daughter, Marianne Jackson, OKC; grandson, Bryan Manley, Orlando, FL; granddaughter, Heather
(Manley) Williams husband Christopher and three sons, Finnian, Lochlan and Kylan, Melbourne, FL;
grandson, Jake Renfro wife Colleen, Omaha, NE; granddaughter, Jamie (Renfro) Marrs husband Steve,
OKC; granddaughter, Jennifer Eye-Martinez husband Brian and son Zachary, Montrose, CO; grandson,
Logan Eye, Montrose, CO; granddaughter, Sidney Dingal husband Joseph and daughters Keylee and
Harper, Guthrie, OK. Leone also had several “bonus” grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-
grandchildren. ALL of whom she LOVED!
In lieu of flowers, please donate to “Center of Family Love”, 635 Texas Ave, Okarche, OK 73762.
Due to COVID protocols, a small family memorial service will be held at the home of Judy and Chuck
A special thank you to the wonderful staff at Bellevue Health and Rehabilitation Center, Wing Three. The
staff went above and beyond to give Leone such loving, compassionate care.
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