Leah L. Dunaway, 85, of Patriot, IN, passed away on Thursday, December 15th, 2022 at her residence. Leah was born in Patriot, IN on May 11, 1937, a daughter of the late Pearl (Wright) Devers and Parker Devers. Leah was raised in Switzerland County and was a 1955 graduate of Patriot High School. On January 7, 1956 she married Austin R. Dunaway in Lawrenceburg, IN. Leah and Austin were married over 61 years until his passing on November 3rd, 2017. Leah worked at Thatcher Glass (and then Anchor Glass) in Greendale, IN for over 30 years. Leah was a faithful member of the Temple Baptist Church in Patriot, IN until declining health prevented her. Leah took great pride in providing a loving and caring home to her family. She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed working in her yard.
Leah is survived by her son, Steve Dunaway, of Rising Sun, IN; by her two daughters, Karen Staples, of Sunman, IN and Angie Staat, of Patriot, IN; by her grandchildren; Joe Dunaway, Corey Dunaway, Jeremy Staples, Bobby Whitham & Caitlyn Staat and by her great grandchildren; Bailey, Jayden, Jordan, Arianna, Lilly and Chloe. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, other family members and friends. Leah was preceded in death by her parents, by her husband, Austin, by brothers, Deward, Owen & Lowell Devers , by sisters, Hazel Trembly & Arnetta Marksberry and by a granddaughter, Angileah Staat.
Funeral services will be 1:00 PM, Tuesday, December 20th at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, IN with Pastor Mike Jones officiating. Visitation will be held 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Tuesday, December 20th at Markland Funeral Home. Burial will be at New Liberty Cemetery in East Enterprise, IN. Memorial donations may be made to New Liberty Cemetery. marklandfuneralhome.com
New Liberty Cemetery
327 North High St., Rising Sun IN 47040