She was born July 19, 1957, in Chicago, Ill., to Allen H. and Norma J. (Brown) Leismer. She lived most of her life in Hammond, Ind., and graduated from Morton Senior High School. She then attended Ivy Tech both in Hammond.
She moved to Milford in 1992 from the Valparaiso / Hammond area. She was formerly a caregiver for the elderly, worked at Maple Leaf Farms in Milford and had a small cleaning service.
She was a member of the Christian Church in Milford. She enjoyed her family, gardening, crafts, movies and animals.
She is survived by a daughter: Jennifer Tilbury, Milford; a son: Jeffery (Tonya) Bowman, Nashville, Tenn.; four grandchildren; her parents: Allen and Norma Leismer, Milford; two brothers: David (Joann) Leismer, Kouts, Ind.; and Dan (Dennise) Leismer, Milford.
She was preceded in death by her granddaughter: Summer Lynn Marie Tilbury.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, June 3, at Owen Family Funeral Home, 1001 S. Huntington St., Syracuse, Ind. Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Stephen Leininger of the church officiating. Private family burial will take place at a later date.
Memorial bequest may be given to the donor’s choice. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.