Leah R. Brubaker
Leah R. Brubaker
Dec. 2, 1914 — April 10, 2011
NORTH MANCHESTER — Leah R. Brubaker, 96, of Timbercrest Retirement Community in North Manchester, Ind., died at 6:35 p.m. Sunday, April 10, 2011 at Timbercrest Healthcare Center.
She was born Dec. 2, 1914 in Anklesvar, India to Adam and Alice (King) Ebey.
Leah was a graduate of Woodstock High School in Mussoorie, India. She received her bachelor’s degree from Manchester College and her master’s degree from Indiana University. She married Rev. Wesley H. Brubaker Dec. 31, 1938 in North Manchester. He died July 11, 2003. She was a retired special education teacher. She was a member of the Baptist Church in Dowagiac, Mich. and the Indiana Retired Teachers Association. She was an avid reader and was also involved in church activities, especially Bible studies. Leah lived at Timbercrest since September of 1997, coming from Decatur, Mich.
She is survived by her six children: Dr. Susan (Dr. William) Weybright of Goshen, Ind., Paul (Barbara) Brubaker of Westville, Ind., Sarah (Kenneth) Naillieux of Greencastle, Ind., James (Norma) Brubaker of Wingo, Ky., Dr. Thomas (Kathleen) Brubaker of Decatur, Mich., and Rosa (Arthur) Nelson of Westville, Ind.; 13 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a sister and a grandson.
Memorial services will be held at Timbercrest Chapel, 2201 East St., North Manchester, Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Olden Mitchell & Rev. Opal Nees officiating. Private family burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, North Manchester.
Preferred are memorial is to Timbercrest Retirement Community.
Arrangements were handled by Grandstaff-Hentgen Bender Chapel, North Manchester.
The memorial guest book for Leah may be signed at www.grandstaff-hentgen.com.