Leona M. Packham
(nee Brickner), age 88 of Hobart, passed away peacefully October 25, 2015,
surrounded by family.
She was preceded in
death by her husband Richard C. Packham; brothers Raymond and Russell
Leona was a baker
and head cook for the Portage School System for 20 years. She was a member
of the Pinochle and Bunco Club and volunteered for the St. Mary Medical
Center Auxiliary. Leona was a former member of First United Methodist
Churches in Hobart and Wheeler.
Leona is survived
by her children Linda (Mario Alvarez) Sopko and Martin Packham;
grandchildren Lisa (Dan) Smith, Laura (Brian Cox) Sopko, Michael (Amanda)
Sopko, William (Ursula) Packham, Anna Packham; step-grandchildren Steven
(Kim) Sopko, Michelle (Kevin) Markert; great-grandchildren Elena, Veronica,
Olivia, Noah, Mayson, Bode, Kaitlyn, Tyler, Benjamin, and Jason; sister
Jeanette (Jerry) Uptgraft; sister-in-law Joan Brickner; several nieces and
nephews; and special friend Tom Rees
Friends may visit
with Leona’s family from 3-7 p.m. on Thursday, October 29, 2015, at Burns
Funeral Home, 701 E. 7th St., Hobart, IN, with a memorial service following
immediately at 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to the VNA Hospice of Porter County.