Emogene “Jean” Ledford, 87, Noblesville, died Dec. 18 at her home. She was born June 11, 1929 to Robert and Fannie (Kerr) Rice in Sparta, Tenn.
For 15 years, Jean worked at Firestone as a machine operator, then as a cook for Noblesville Nursing Home for many years, and finally at King Systems. She was a member of the Baptist Church, and known for her cooking. Jean enjoyed raising flowers, crafts, garage sales and shopping; she was a “professional shopper.” Singing, reading and studying her Bible were also some of her joys. Jean’s house was where everyone gathered, and she was “Mom” and “Granny” to many; she loved people.
She is survived by her children, Donna (John) Hancock, Jeff (Nancy) Ledford and Debbie (Bruce) McIntyre, grandchildren Tracey (Chad) Presley, Kate Hancock, Jake Hancock, James (Kasey) Ledford, Samantha Holdgrafer and Nate Rood, great-grandchildren Kaley Presley, Tori Presley, Ayden Hancock, Wyatt Ledford, Creek Ledford, Chett Ledford, Trotter Ledford, Shelby DeStefano and Keagan DeStefano, sister Ann Smith, several brothers- and sisters-in-law and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James David Ledford, sister Pattie Jo Rice, as well as her father- and mother-in-law, William and Clara Bell Ledford.
Memorial contributions may be made to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Indiana Chapter, 9075 N. Meridian St., Suite 150, Indianapolis, IN 46260; or American Heart Association, Memorials and Tributes Lockbox, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674.