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Genevieve Marie Leightner Obituary


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“Wes and Liz, we hold you with special thoughts at this time. ”
1 of 14 | Posted by: Jane and Werner Reichhold - CA

“Anne, So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. May our Lord comfort you during this time of sorrow. Mary &Don Ford ”
2 of 14 | Posted by: Mary & Don Ford - OH

“My mother had just passed away in Sept and I received a note from her cousin, Genevieve. I know she was one of my mother's favorite cousins. I have...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Beth Ziemer Drummond - Orlando, FL

“I remember Mr and Mrs L with the utmost integrity. They were a good friend to our family when we lived in Pandora in the early 1970's. I used to...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Lt Col Scott Alan Stokes - MI

“Condolences to Anne and the rest of the Leightner family on the loss of your Mother. ”
5 of 14 | Posted by: Lee and Elise Sommer Cookson

“To the Leightner family, Please accept our deepest sympathy in the loss of your wonderful mother. We knew Genevieve from Hilty Home, and she was a...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Ron Anderson, Dan and Deb Sommers - OH

“I'm happy that your mother is now with the Lord, and I'm sure that we shall see her again very soon... ”
7 of 14 | Posted by: James Wengs - Pandora, OH

“We extend our sympathy in the loss of Genevieve. Our Aunt, Vera Burkholder, was a very good friend. Vera passed away at Richland Manor this past...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Dorothy & Don Burkholder - OH

“Genevieve was such a special part of my life - thanks for letting us know she's home with Clinton. Sorry we can't attend the funeral as we're on a...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Phyllis Augsburger - OH

“Another angel is in Heaven. May God give you peace and comfort knowing this and that you will be welcomed by this special angel someday. ”
10 of 14 | Posted by: Linda Blankenship - Smyrna, GA

“Dear Linda and Family, How blessed you are to have had such a beautiful Mother, inside and out! Her life was an example to everyone she touched. The...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Gerry Hamill - Atlanta, GA

“Our prayers are with you and your family. ”
12 of 14 | Posted by: Janice & Franklin Brooks - OH

“My heartfelt condolences go out to the entire Leightner family on the loss of your wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her life was...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Ronald Yabroudy - Atlanta, GA

“Thank you for being a wonderful Mother. I am happy that you are home with the Lord and reunited with Dad. We will see you again soon. ”
14 of 14 | Posted by: Linda Leightner Tuttle - Atlanta, GA


Pandora Genevieve Marie Leightner, 97, of Pandora died at 8:15 am November 1, 2012 at Bluffton Hospital. She was born February 24, 1915 in Toledo to Edward Guy and Maude Murbach Dilgart. On September 16, 1939 she married Clinton Edward Leightner and he preceded her in death on September 9, 2004. Mrs. Leightner was a homemaker. She was a 54-year member of the Pandora Missionary Church where she had been pianist and organist, a member of Gideons International Auxiliary, and was a charter member of three churches in Ohio, Indiana and Tennessee. She liked to sew, cook, can and freeze, and made wonderful pies. She was a graduate of Clyde High School and attended Ft. Wayne Bible Institute. Survivors include four children, Wesley (Elizabeth) Leightner of Pandora, Linda Tuttle of Atlanta, GA, Anne Kienlen of Washington, DC, James (Dorothy) Leightner of Pandora, three grandchildren, Steve Tuttle of Clearwater, FL, Rachael (Adam) Hammett of Granger, IN, Joshua Leightner of Indianapolis, IN, and three great grandchildren, Isabelle, Madison and Daniel Hammett of Granger, IN. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Christina Leightner and a sister Ruth Kelly. Funeral services will begin at 11 am Monday at the Pandora Missionary Church. Rev. Sam Ochstein will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Pandora. Visitation will be from 2-6 pm Sunday at Chiles-Laman Funeral and Cremation Services, Bluffton. Memorial contributions may be made to Gideons International or Pandora Missionary Church.

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