Mary D. Leininger

Mary D. Leininger
Nov. 29, 1918-July 2, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Mary D. Leininger, 92, of 4th Road, Plymouth and formerly of rural Akron died at 4:18 p.m., Saturday, July 2, 2011 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Mishawaka.
She was born Nov. 29, 1918 in Fulton County to Omer L. Miller and Pearl Zimmerman.
Nov. 28, 1937 in Rochester, she married Marion E. Leininger who passed Jan. 22, 2000.
Mary was a homemaker, cook, and farmed along side her husband. She also was the cook at the Rochester Sale Barn for many years.
Mary graduated in 1936 from Talma High School. She was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church and most recently she attended the Community Church of God in LaPaz. She was a past member of the Better Homes and Gardens Community Home Ec Club and the Bethlehem Missionary Circle Society. Mary enjoyed needlepoint, word search books, and helping others, including watching and sharing with her grandchildren. She was well known for her noodle making.
Survivors include a daughter, Judy McCartney of Plymouth; son, William (Buni) Leininger of Akron; eight grandchildren, Scott (Marcia) McCartney, Doug (Karen) McCartney, Tim (Kelly) McCartney, Eric (Nan) McCartney, Linda (Jeff) Baney, Thad (Rochelle) Leininger, Aron (Olivia) Leininger, and Cami (Dave) Shriver; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by brothers, Don, Ed, Gerald, Harold, and Leroy Miller; two infant sisters; and son-in-law, Edward McCartney.
Services will be at 2 p.m., Thursday, July 7, 2011 at Hartzler Funeral Home, 305 W. Rochester St., Akron, with Rev. Sam McClimans officiating. Burial will be at Rochester IOOF Cemetery, Rochester. Visitation hours are 4 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at Hartzler Funeral Home, 305 W. Rochester St., Akron. Memorial contributions may be made to Bethlehem Baptist Church or the Community Church of God of LaPaz. Online condolences may be sent at