Ashley –Elizabeth “June” Leas, 90 of Ashley passed away Tuesday February 9, 2021 at Laurels of DeKalb Nursing Home in Butler. She was born in LaGrange County on April 6, 1930 to Homer R and Lela V (Fritz) Rasler. June was a 1948 Graduate of Salem Center High School. June was a homemaker and worked beside her husband on the farm, hauling grain or driving a tractor whenever she was needed. She worked for a few years at the No-Sag Furniture Factory in Kendallville. She mowed yards and Cemeteries including Lake Bethel Cemetery. She was also the first Female Bus Driver in DeKalb County driving the school bus for 39 years for Ashley Schools and DeKalb Central Schools. She was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ in Ashley. She loved gardening, her flowers, her cats / dogs and being outdoors. June married Ronald Vance Leas on July 29, 1950 in Ashley and he passed away January 19, 2014. She is survived by 2 sons, 2 daughters and their spouses, Rebecca S. and Paul Yoder of Auburn, Michael V. and Kay Leas of Ashley, Cindy D. and Mark Jennings of Butler and Thomas E. and Jean Leas of Indianapolis; 14 grandchildren, Kristy (Quentin) Tanko, Carolyn (Bryan) Smith, Jenny (Scott) Smith, Lela (Jeff) Holben, Jim (Heather) Leas, April (Chase) Holden, Heather (Jim) Atz, Mackenzie (Roy) Cornett, Kenny (Jill) Jennings, Jeff (Angie) Jennings, Jill (Ben) Zwickl, Rachel (Matt) Trent, Vicki Leas, Larry Leas; and 41 great-grandchildren; brother in Law, Keith Stewart of Wolcottville. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son James R. Leas, brother, Charles Rasler, 3 sisters, Lillian Flanders, Phyllis Phelps and Barbara Stewart. Private family graveside services will be Saturday February 13, 2021 at Lake Bethel Cemetery, LaGrange with Pastor Kim Nusbaum officiating. A public Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date. Memorials can be given in June’s name to the DeKalb County Humane Shelter, 5221 US 6, Butler, IN 46721 or St. John’s United Church of Christ, 0027 CR 23, Ashley, IN 46705. To send condolences visit www.fellerandclark.com.
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