Marion “Janess” Leming, 75, of Marion, peacefully entered the gates of Heaven at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, February 6, 2019. A lifelong resident of Marion, she was born on January 26, 1944, and the daughter of the late Jasper and Josephine Marion “Dixie” (Parks) Drollinger. On August 18, 1961, she married her loving husband, Ronald “Ronnie” J. Leming, and he survives.
Janess was a graduate of Mississinewa High School and worked at Topliff Drug Store in Gas City for 10 years. She was completely devoted to her family throughout her life. She enjoyed taking family vacations in their motor home, as well as camping up north at the lakes. She also enjoyed going to craft festivals and auctions. Christmas was her favorite time of the year when she could decorate and put out her snowmen, which she loved. Janess also loved music boxes. She will also be remembered for being a people-pleaser, a peace maker, and very quiet. She will be missed greatly by family, friends, and her beloved dogs, Jessie and Annie.
She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Ronald “Ronnie”; son, Steven J. (Michele) Leming, Gas City; daughter, Sheryl (Gery) Loftis, Upland; grandchildren: Tye (Ashley) Leming, Marion; Justin Hurd, Marion; Brandon Leming, Hartford City; Shane Hurd, Gas City; Kali Sweat, Matthews; Letetia Hurd, Wheelersburg, OH; Jessica (Bri) Cronin, Grabill; Megan Crews, Gas City; Kelsey Crews, Marion; and Olivia Murgaw, Gas City; 11 great-grandchildren; siblings, Bill (Jennie) Drollinger, Sally (Heniger) Horton, and Marigene (Tom) Nesbitt; and special friends, Carolyn Pelfry, Traci Hearn, Tana Helvie, Tina Losure, and Becky Soultz.
She was also preceded in death by her son, Ronald E. Leming; brother, David Drollinger; and special friend, Marge.
The family will receive visitors from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, February 10, 2019, at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, Storey Chapel, 400 E. Main St., Gas City, IN.
A funeral service for Janess will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, February 11, 2019, at Center Chapel UMC, 8733 E. 200 S., Marion, IN. Additional visitation will take place one hour prior to the service, from 10 to 11 a.m.. Pastor David Moore and Pastor Mark Sanders will be officiating with burial following at Riverside Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made at www.nswcares.com.