Leslie K. “Kay” Neff, 75, New Paris, passed away Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016 at her home.
She was born on Sept. 15, 1940 in Goshen, to Glenn Castle and Mary Alice “Mickey” (Coy) Eisenhour.
She was a lifetime area resident, attended grade school in North Webster and New Paris and graduated in 1958 from New Paris High School. On April 23, 1982 in New Paris she married Robert L. “Bob” Neff who survives. She retired in 1992 from Burger Dairy in New Paris as a receptionist after 13 years and was former co-owner/operator of Parisian Industries in New Paris for several years. After retirement she worked part time for her brother as a greeter at Owen Family Funeral Home in Syracuse and was a Nature’s Sunshine Distributor for many years.
She was a member of the New Paris Church of the Brethren and Delta Theta Tau National Sorority where she served as treasurer of the Eta Mu Alpha Chapter in Goshen. She formerly attended Living Gospel Church in Nappanee and Church of God in Goshen. She was an election precinct worker in New Paris for the Republican Party for many years.
She was survived by her husband: Bob Neff, New Paris; two daughters: Lori Graff Blosser, St. Joe; Lynn Graff (Dave) Brown, Lexington S.C.; step daughter: Monica (Mike) Santa, Mishawaka; step-son: Tony (Linda) Neff, New Paris; three grandchildren; three step grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and four step great grandchildren; half sister: Carla Kelley, Jacksonville, Fla.; two half brothers: Richard (Kym) Owen, North Webster; Carl (Katrina) Leamons, Lewsiburg, Pa.; two step sisters: Trula (Steve) Mishler, New Paris; Deria (Gordon) Clark, Elkhart.
She was preceded in death by her parents: Glenn Eisenhour and Mary Droke; and step mother: Eleanor Eisenhour.
Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6–8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, at Owen Family Funeral Home, 1001 S. Huntington St., Syracuse. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 16, in the funeral home with Pastor Brad Cox officiating. Burial will follow in New Paris Cemetery.
Memorial bequest may be given to the Wawasee Camp of Gideon’s, P.O. Box 101, Syracuse, IN 46567 or Delta Theta Tau, Eta Mu Alpha Chapter, c/o Dorothy Reed, 72910 CR23. New Paris, IN 46553. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.