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Elmore Lemings


Elmore Lemings, 87, LaGrange, died Sunday, October 14, 2012 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Ft. Wayne.

    He was born February 26, 1925, on Opossum Walk Creek near Crabtree, Ark., to Samuel C. and Myrtle (Hayes) Lemings. 

    He attended Low Gap School in Crabtree, Ark., and was a World War II veteran, serving in the Army Air Corps. Moving his family from LaPorte, Ind., to LaGrange in 1961, he and his wife were the owners and operators of the LaGrange Dairy Queen until their retirement in 1975.

    He was married March 28, 1948, in Cleveland, Ark., to Ovalee Medlock. She survives.

    Also surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Burvel and Laura Lemings, Wolcottville, and Ed and Mary Beth Lemings, LaGrange; four grandchildren and their spouses, Joshua and Emily Harris, Landon Lemings and special friend Helen Burns, Mark Lemings, and Cora Beth and Joshua Miller; and eight great-grandchildren, McClain, Mason, and Micah Lemings, Hannah and Charlie Harris, and Madison, Izek, and Devin Miller.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, one granddaughter, Olivia Bay Lemings, one sister, Colleen Williams Dyste, and one brother, Arlie Lemings.

    Visitation is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday, October 18, at Frurip-May Funeral Home in LaGrange.

    Services will be 10 a.m. Friday, October 19, at Frurip-May Funeral Home in LaGrange with Reverend Carldean Merrifield officiating. 

    Burial with military rites by LaGrange American Legion Post 215 will be in Brighton Cemetery, rural Howe.

    Memorials may be directed to the LaGrange County Community Foundation, 109 E. Central Ave, Suite #3, LaGrange, IN 46761 for the benefit of the Olivia Bay Lemings Scholarship Fund.

    Online condolences may be sent at www.fruripmayfuneral

    Frurip-May Funeral Home in LaGrange is in charge of arrangements.