Leona Opal Stines, 76, of Bridge City, Texas passed away on Monday, January 22, 2024, at her residence in Bridge City with her family at her side.
Leona was born on August 3, 1947, in Granite City, Illinois to Helen Thomas Schaefer and Ervin Schaefer. She had lived in the community for twelve years; she was a retired office manager and a member of Ninth and Elm Church of Christ in Orange. Leona enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and jigsaw puzzles; she loved watching her favorite TV shows; cooking shows and home improvement were the ones she like best. Leona loved her children; grandchildren and great grandchildren especially who she spoiled and enjoyed spending time with.
Survivors include her children, Denise Sanchez and her husband Steve of Bridge City, Dawn Fernandez of Missouri City, Texas, Darrell Kachadorian of Las Vegas, Nevada and Leonard Stines of Port Neches; brothers, Leroy Schaefer of Edwardsville, Illinois and William Schaefer of Highland, Illinois; grandchildren, Steve Sanchez, Jr. and his wife Christina of Bridge City, Alicia Potter and husband Nicholas of Bridge City, Victoria Fernandez of Sugarland, Texas and Lenna Stines of Bridge City; great grandchildren, Christian Sanchez, Nevaeh Sanchez and Gracelynn Potter all of Bridge City.
Leona was preceded in death by her parents, Ervin and Helen Schaefer; sister, Betty Buehrer; brothers, Walter Schaefer, Oliver Schaefer and Leonard Schaefer.
Private cremation services will be held at a later time. Arrangements are being handled by Melancon-Levingston Funeral Home in Nederland, Texas.