John Lease

John Lease, 81, of Elnora, Ind., passed away Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at the IU Hospice House in Bloomington. He was born on Oct. 9, 1932, to Thomas J. & Mary L. Johnson Lease. John was married to Janet J. Smith on May 18, 1952.

John was a member of the Plainville United Methodist Church and was a 50 year member of the Elnora Masonic Lodge #616 F & AM. He worked as a union plumber with Local 440 in Indianapolis, retiring in 1994.

Survivors include two sons, Jim (Joanna) Lease of Carmel and Joe Lease of Burns City; two daughters, Judi (Bruce) Dillon and JJ (Brian) Arney, both of Elnora; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Averil Peters of Tennessee and companion, Doris Ainscough.

John was preceded in death by his wife, Janet J. Lease; his parents; one son, Jerel Lease; two brothers and two sisters.

A gathering and visitation for John will be held from 2 until 6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at the Plainville United Methodist Church. A Masonic Memorial Service will be conducted at 2 p.m.

The family has requested that memorial contributions be made to the charity of the giver’s choice.

The family has entrusted all arrangements to the Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel in Linton.

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