Marlene Samp-LeMon, 72

Marlene J. Samp-LeMon, 72, died suddenly Wednes-day, May 22, 2013, at her home in Fort Wayne, Ind. She worked as a Field Rep at the Chamber of Commerce. “Everyone who met her, loved her.” Always the expressive, vivacious picture of a true lady, this classy, elegant, artistic, creative, optimistic, fun, silly ‘hostess with the mostest’ adored her family - especially the three grandkids: Ariana and Ethan Pundt (11 and 8) and Carter LeMon (17 months). Marlene was a doting mother, playful grandmother and loving friend. She was also a master pianist, divine baker, and a superb gardener. Musically gifted, she could play any instrument – proving it on a regular basis. The Nebraska farm-girl in her was never far from the surface as she could sew, cook, fix, paint, problem-solve, or apply her own tourniquet. Most importantly, she passionately loved Jesus and trusted Him with a childlike faith. This legacy is the wealth in those that survive her - daughter, Renee LeMon (Larry) Pundt, and son, Brad (Julie) LeMon - will treasure. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother. Marlene was a member of First Assembly of Fort Wayne where a Memorial for her will be celebrated at 2 pm, Saturday, June15, Chaplain Larry Pundt, US Army, and Pastor Ron Hawkins officiating; 1400 W. Washington Center Road. In leiu of flowers, donations can be made to the: "Marlene LeMon Memorial Fund:" college fund for her three grandchildren at any Chase Bank or 11610 Olio Road, Fishers, IN 46037OR Wycliffe Bible Translat-ors, "In Memory of Marlene LeMon", PO Box 628200, Orlando, FL 32862 - or www.wycliffe.orgPublished in Custer County Chief, June 6, 2013