Leahnell W. Poffenbarger

September 3, 1923November 25, 2012

Leahnell Wynn Poffenbarger, 89, of Angola and formerly of Fremont and Fort Wayne, died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, at Northern Lakes Nursing Center in Angola.

Mrs. Poffenbarger retired as a secretary at Franke Plating in Fort Wayne.

She had attended Fremont schools, and lived most of her life in Fort Wayne, before returning to the Fremont area.

She loved to do crafts, sewing and quilting, and rug making.

Mrs. Poffenbarger was a past president of the Orland American Legion Auxiliary. She also enjoyed being a volunteer for the Special Olympics.

She was born Sept. 3, 1923, in Auburn to Glee and Letha (Smith) Wynn. She married Wendell Cary Poffenbarger on Oct. 5. 1941. He died Feb. 9, 1999.

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Victoria and Steven Carlson of Fort Wayne; a brother and sister-in-law, Edward and Elizabeth Wynn of Angola; a sister, Anna Jean Foulk of Fremont; two grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her parents and five brothers, Garman, Victor, Willard, Keith and Robert Wynn.

Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday at Beams Funeral Home in Fremont.

Funeral services will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 28, 2012, at the Beams Funeral Home. Burial will be in Fremont Cemetery.

Memorials are to the family.

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  • Visitation Wednesday, November 28, 2012
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Leahnell W. Poffenbarger

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Rose (Marker) Murphy

November 27, 2012

So sorry for your loss, Vicki. We have lots of fond memories of your mom and dad coming to our house when we were kids. They were such a hoot! This reminds me also of when I was a flower girl in your wedding...such a grumpy little flower girl I was! Know that our family is holding you and your family up in prayer during this time. God's peace and blessings to you and yours.

November 27, 2012

My condolences to you and your family. I have many fond memories of Leahnell and Wendall from when I was a child. Sincerely Sally Marker-Brandon

November 27, 2012

You will be missed, and my heart is heavy at your passing but I will think of you with Uncle Wendell and will remember all of those times when you went out of your way to smile and give hugs when we would see you. I will remember fondly the farm, sunday dinners, swinging under the willow tree in the back yard, skeezicks chasing us around, and those weekend road trips. You may have only been an Aunt but I have always thought of you as so much more than that. I will love you always Aunt Nell.
Ben, Susan and & Jessamine Ehrle