Leota Mae Novotny, 81, of Cedar Rapids, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at St. Luke’s Hospital. Leota’s Celebration of Life gathering was on Jan. 11 at the Avacentre at Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids. A private family inurnment will be at a later date in Czech National Cemetery.
Leota was born Jan. 9, 1932, in Garrison, the daughter of Harry and Viola (Banse) Flickinger. She attended Garrison High School. Leota was united in marriage to Raymond Novotny on Sept. 11, 1950, in Solon. They raised four children Linda, Teresa, David and Lora. They were later divorced.