E. Joan Leedy, 96, Goshen, Indiana, formerly of North Manchester, Indiana, passed away September 26, 2021 at Greencroft Healthcare in Goshen. Born December 8, 1924 in Plainfield, Indiana, Joan was the daughter of the late Cecil and Violet (Stephens) Carnine.
In her early years, Joan spent most of her childhood in Scottsburg, Indiana, where she graduated high school in 1941. After high school she began working in Indianapolis and met Doral K. Leedy while he was in the Army. The two were wed on April 17, 1942. During their nearly sixty-three years of marriage, they created many memories including their roller-skating dates and camping adventures. In 1963 Joan and Doral rented an RV to see their daughter at college. They fell in love with camping and continued the hobby until 2005. Joan and Doral were members and past directors of the NCHA/FCRV (Family Campers and RVer’s) for thirty-five years.
For twenty years the Leedys called North Manchester home before moving to Crawfordsville and then Bristol, Indiana. After that, they spent eighteen years in Florida before returning to North Manchester. During their moves, Joan and Doral always found a church. They were members at the Congregational Christian Church in North Manchester and the First Presbyterian Church in Bonita Springs, Florida. Joan was also a member of the Wabash County and Elkhart County Extension Homemakers. After Doral died Joan moved to Goshen. During her time in independent living at Greencroft, she became an avid bingo player. Joan always enjoyed when her family would bring her a Coke and hamburger from McDonalds. During her life, Joan had a passion for craft work and sewing for others.
The loving memory of E. Joan Leedy will be forever cherished by her sons, Bob (Susie) Leedy, Rock Hill South Carolina and Bill (Barbara Ann) Leedy, Middlebury, Indiana; daughters, Sharon (Mark) Shaneyfelt, Portland, Indiana, Barbara (Jim) Keeton, Warsaw, Indiana, and Linda Sue Stephens, Louisville, Kentucky; brothers, David Carnine, Seymour, Indiana and Daniel Carnine, Clarksville, Indiana; eighteen grandchildren, thirty-two great-grandchildren, and twenty-two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Cecil and Violet Carnine; husband, Doral Leedy; son, Doral K. Leedy Jr.; brother, Cecil Carnine; and granddaughter, Heather Leedy.
A public graveside service will be held Friday, October 1, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Scottsburg Cemetery, S Elm Street, Scottsburg, Indiana
For those who wish to honor the memory of Joan Leedy, memorial contributions may be made to the Congregational Christian Church, 310 North Walnut Street, North Manchester, Indiana 46962.
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Congregational Christian Church
310 North Walnut Street, North Manchester IN 46962