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- Leona McElhenie, 86, of Reading, Mich., died July 5 at Tollas Country
Aire Estates in Montgomery, Mich. Born Dec. 27, 1912, in Williams
County, Ohio, she was retired from the Coldwater Regional Center. She
was a member and past noble grand of the Litchfield Rebekah Lodge No.
134, was a member of the California Corners Garden Club, the FCEA of
Hillsdale County, and the St. Cloud Garden Club. Survivors include her
daughters, Donna Stahler, Montpelier, Ohio; Onalea Smith; sons, Lyle
Lemmon and Denton Lemmon, all of Camden, Mich.; sisters, Bessie Sharp,
Montgomery, Mich.; Mary Horney, Grand Rapids, Mich.; Laura Walp, St.
Cloud; brothers, Richard Traxler, Camden, Mich.; Paul Traxler, Quincy,
Mich.; Donald Traxler, Montgomery, Mich.; Ronald Traxler, Coldwater,
Mich.; 12 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and nine great-great
grandchildren. Services were held July 9 at St. John-White Funeral Home
in Reading, Mich., with the Rev. Diane Stone officiating. Interment was
at the Old Cemetery in Fremont, Ind. Memorials may be made to the
Hospice of Hillsdale County or the American Cancer Society. George White
Funeral Home, Litchfield, Mich., was in charge of arrangements.