Leslie Lynn Markiton, 61, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home. She was born April 8, 1951 to the late Bruce M. and Florence M. (Hibbert) Simons in Danbury, CT. Surviving are her husband, James S. Markiton, of Fort Wayne; daughter, Katie M. Bailey, of Fort Wayne; son, David M. Deane, of Fort Wayne and his daughter, Alicia; sister, Kristen (Michael) Murphy, of Lancaster, OH, their children, Joshua, Jeffrey and Jonathan; niece and nephew, Kelly Martinez of Waterbury, CT and Bobby Simons of Fort Wayne, children of brother Bruce W. Simons, who preceded her in death. Leslie was full of life and made friends everywhere she went. Leslie was always giving, and was a wonderful mother, wife, and sister. In her younger years, she broke the mold as one of the rare female over the road drivers of the time and continued to forge paths in new professions. Throughout her life, Leslie was involved in real estate and business brokerage, mortgage and title work, bank management, and insurance sales to name but a few. In her rare moments of free time, she loved golfing, traveling and being with friends. Leslie enjoyed going with her husband Jim, Director of the Mizpah Shrine Chanters, a mens singing group, to hear the concert performances and socialize with their friends. She always loved to have friends and family gathered, and never failed to make someone feel welcome. We will all miss her immensely.
Please join her family and friends in a memorial service: 2:00 pm Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 at Klaehn Fahl and Melton Funeral Home, Wayne St. Chapel, 420 W. Wayne St. with calling two hours prior to service. www.klaehnfahlmelton.com