Lenora Pulfer, 88, passed to eternal life Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, at Ohio Living Dorothy Love where she had resided since 2007. Lenora was the daughter of the late Wilbur and Margaret (Duckworth) Pence, born on a farm in Logan County, July 24, 1931.
On Feb. 4, 1948, she married the late Ralph Luther Pulfer. He preceded her in death March 15, 2005, following 57 years of marriage.
Lenora is survived by her five children, Jeanie (Keith) Putnam, Jacquie (George) Mathes, Connie (Mike) Lynch, Tom (Cindy) Pulfer, and Mark (Karen) Pulfer; 10 grandchildren, Jodi (Travis) Markwood, Jay (Becky) Putnam, Taryn (Jon) Whisonant, Luke Lynch, Brian Pulfer, Brad Pulfer, Travis (Erin) Pulfer, Matt (Jade) Pulfer, Ben (Kristen) Pulfer, and Katie (Terri) Gerner; 20 great-grandchildren; step- grandchildren, Beth (Cliff) Castle and Steven (Jennifer) Mathes; three step-great-grandchildren; and two great-great step-grandchildren; sister; Ruth Weimer; and sisters-in-law, Clarice Pence, Joanne Pulfer, Sue Pulfer; and numerous Pence and Pulfer nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Harp; and a brother, Delmar Pence; as well as sisters- and brothers-in-law, Les Harp, Robert Weimer, Eileen (Clark) Wolfe, Mary (Ted) Dinsmore, Roger (Eloise) Pulfer, Mildred (Joe) Roesner, Lewis (Colleen) Pulfer, Russell Pulfer, Marvin (Phyllis) Pulfer, and Willis Pulfer.
In her younger years, Lenora was known for her excellent seamstress and upholstering skills; her active involvement at Grace Lutheran Women of the Church, serving as president and her participation in the Circle Bible study; Maplewood Grange and Friendly Neighbors Homemaker’s Club.
Lenora loved her children, grandchildren and friends. She was a lifelong homemaker, farmwife and helpmate to her late husband as together they owned and operated a dairy and grain farm. She continued this dedication as her husband pursued his interests in Border Collie dogs, which provided an opportunity for their travel throughout the United States of America, Canada, England, Scotland, and New Zealand.
Lenora was a lifelong member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jackson Center. She loved to play cards, go to garage sales and shop. Her favorite sayings were, “Try to take life as it comes and accept what comes your way,” and “If you see something that needs to be done, do it.”
Visitation for family and friends is Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Cromes-Edwards Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave., Sidney. A Celebration of Life for Lenora is Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, beginning at 11 a.m. at the Ohio Living Dorothy Love Amos Chapel 3003 W. Cisco Road Sidney, with Pastor Shelly Schultz officiating. Burial follows at Greenwood-Union Cemetery, DeGraff, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ohio Living Dorothy Love Life Care Fund, 3003 W. Cisco Road, Sidney, Ohio; Hospice of Miami County, P.O. Box 502, Troy, Ohio; and Grace Lutheran Church, 607 S. Main Street, Jackson Center, Ohio. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home or chapel.