Janette “Jay” Leonard Neely, 92, of The Middletown
Home, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at Community General Osteopathic Hospital, Harrisburg. She
was born on Aug. 22, 1921, in Cumberland County, a daughter of the late Frank E. and Hattie (Smith) Leonard.
Jay graduated from Carlisle High School. She worked on the family farm, drove school bus
for Fahrney Bus Co., worked at the former Carlisle Ribbon Mill and also operated a beauty shop at her home. Jay
loved horseback riding and was a charter member of the Bonnybrook Riding Club.
She is survived by one daughter, Sandra (husband, Chip) Nestor of Carlisle, two granddaughters; Emily and
Shannon Swartz, one great-granddaughter, Madison Horman and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased
by one brother, Dene Leonard, Sr. and one sister, Amelia Leonard.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, at 11 a.m. in the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630
S. Hanover St., Carlisle, with Pastor Tim Wheeler officiating. Burial will be in Longsdorf Cemetery, New
Kingstown. A viewing will be on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until time of the services.
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Your mother leaves us behind
with happy memories of time spent together with Ma and Pap at the cabin in Perry County. Jay had an infectious laughter that
touched us all. She may be gone physically, but she will live on in our hearts. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,
but love leaves a memory no one can steal.
Oh such a wonderful picture! She was a wonderful lady. Loved her horses
and her granddaughters. She gave me a pair of shoes once. I will never forget that. "Rejoice ye in that day, and leap
for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven." You have been missed ever since you went to the nursing home.
My sisters and I loved you very much! Have fun with Casey in heaven!
I didn't know this lady personally, but Chip's mother told
me about her and some of the good things she did for people. Sandra I am sorry.
You have been in my thoughts so much this past week.
I really feel for you, call me if I can help you.
Freda , your friend & lunch
Wonderful person that truly loved her horses.
Our sympathy to Sandra & family.
Chet & Winnie Schlusser
so sorry to read about your Mom's passing. I will always remember her and you with fondness from the summer's I spent
at my Grandma and Grandpa Smith's house (Uncle Paul)
Love always, your cousin Pam
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