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“For the family - please keep Leta's smile and laughter in your hearts. She was a special lady and will be missed. ”
1 of 3 | Posted by: Linda Jackson - Shelter Insurance - IN

“Judine, Janet and family, My heart is broken for you all. Leta was a very special lady. I have loved her for forty some years and you all seem like...Read More »
2 of 3 | Posted by: Vickie Peppler - Ft Wayne, IN

“Judine, Janet & family, I am so sorry to hear of Aunt Leta's passing. She was a great lady & will be missed by many. "Hold on tight to your Mom's...Read More »
3 of 3 | Posted by: Carla & Norm Schlemmer - Mesa, AZ


Leta M. Strong, 86, passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Leta was the daughter of the late John and Eva Sanford. During her working career Leta worked for several companies including; General Telephone, NAPA, American Thread, Fort Myers Restaurant, and the Four Winds. Leta loved being outdoors. She enjoyed taking care of her home, mowing her lawn, gardening and tending to her wild flowers. Later in life she enjoyed crocheting. Surviving are her daughters, Janet (Jeffery) Emmons of Fort Wayne, Judine (Richard Pressman) Taylor of San Antonio, TX; step-daughters, Rita Gilman of Graham, WA, Lori Newbough of Anchorage, AK; grandchildren, Debi (Dan), Shane (Tony), Audrea (Tom), Adam, Samuel, and Grace; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. Leta was preceded in death by her first husband Ralph E. Taylor Sr, second husband Arthur Strong; son Ralph E. (Cheryl) Taylor, Jr., and 12 brothers and sisters. Service is 11:00 am, Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Avenue with calling one hour prior, Chaplain Forrest Tabor officiating. Calling at the funeral home Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Burial in Highland Park Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice.