SALEM – Betty I. Leininger, age 83, died at 6:58 a.m. Thursday, May 23, 2019 at her home. She was born January 17, 1936 in Salem, Ohio, the daughter of the late Victor J. and Nora P. (Good) Padurean.
Betty was the proud owner and operator of the Lisbon Dairy Queen, with her husband, Fred for 40 years. She was a member of the Salem First Christian Church. Betty was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
Survivors include her husband, Fred W. Leininger, whom she married August 29, 1953; two sons, Gary (Beth) Leininger and Glenn Leininger, both of Salem; a daughter, Vicki (Steven) Stone of Salem; three sisters, Winnie Halverstadt of Columbiana, Inez Crihfield of Bryan, TX and Marjorie (Gary) Rambo of Leetonia; a brother, Herman Padurean of Columbiana; eleven grandchildren, Shannon, Andrea, Adam, Jennifer, Abby, Jill, Lance, Seth, Kobe, Kevin and Phil; and three great-grandchildren, Liam, Michael and Hazel.
Besides her parents a great-grandson, Jacob; two sisters, Judy Chain and Elsie Landsberger and a brother, Frank Padurean also preceded her in death.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at the First Christian Church with Rev. Leonard Moore officiating. Calling hours will be held from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Salem High School Alumni Association, 330 E. State St., Salem, OH 44460.
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