Leota Broyles was born April 1, 1921 in New Virginia. She married Victor Broyles on July 3, 1942 and she now has three children, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Her career began in 1939 teaching at rural schools in Warren County including Medora, Squaw Center and Cool for 10 years. She then left teaching to stay home with her children until 1961 when she began to teach at Interstate 35 Community School as a third grade teacher, junior high English teacher and fourth grade teacher until 1983.
She moved from the Medora area to Osceola in 1985.