Genevieve Leightner
Genevieve Leightner

PANDORA - Genevieve Marie Leightner, 97, of Pandora died at 8:15 a.m. Nov. 1, 2012 at Bluffton Hospital.
She was born Feb. 24, 1915 in Toledo to Edward Guy and Maude Murbach Dilgart. On Sept. 16, 1939 she married Clinton Edward Leightner and he preceded her in death on Sept. 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, and James (Dorothy) Leightner of Pandora; three grandchildren, Steve Tuttle of Clearwater, Fla., Rachael (Adam) Hammett of Granger, Ind., and Joshua Leightner of Indianapolis, Ind.; and three great grandchildren, Isabelle, Madison and Daniel Hammett of Granger, Ind.
She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Christina Leightner and a sister Ruth Kelly.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Pandora Missionary Church. Rev. Sam Ochstein officiated. Burial was in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Pandora.
Arrangements were handled by Chiles-Laman Funeral and Cremation Services, Bluffton.
Memorial contributions may be made to Gideons International or Pandora Missionary Church.
Online condolences may be expresses at: www.chiles-lamanfh.com.