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Lenora met her future husband, Albert Pleima, at church. They were married on Feb. 18, 1948 at the home of her parents. To this union five children were born: Linda Jean, Duane Allen, Randal Lee, Marcia Joan, and Arvin Martin. They moved to Leighton where Lenora cleaned the Leighton Farmers Savings bank for 17 years as well as house cleaning. Albert farmed, worked for Brummel Bros., and did carpentry and trenching work. Lenora and Albert were also janitors of the Leighton Christian Reformed Church for 40 years. They moved to Pella in 2010.
Those left to cherish her memory are her children and spouses: Linda and Vern Roose, Randy and Kathy Pleima, Marcia and Keith Brink, and Arvin and Cheryl Pleima; 13 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren. Lenora is also survived by her sisters-in-law: Irene Blom and Effie Groenendyk.
Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Albert Pleima; son, Duane Pleima; grandchildren, Brian Roose and Melinda Roose; sister Helen Vander Waal; and brothers Ernie Blom and Lawrence Blom.
Lenora was known for her contagious smile and her love for her husband, children, and grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Tuesday, May 14, at the Second Christian Reformed Church in Pella. Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 pm, Monday, May 13, also at Second Christian Reformed Church with family present. Memorials may be given to Hospice of Pella. The Garden Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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