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Memorial Service Friday for Leah Faith Bucksbarg Scandling

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Leah Faith Bucksbarg Scandling, passed away at age 60, on June 13, 2019, in Edgewater, FL.

She was born on April 21, 1959, at Ft. Benning Martin Army Hospital, Columbus, GA, “Our Georgia Peach” to Dennis William Bucksbarg (deceased) and Martha Sue (Meyer) Bucksbarg, who survives in Chesterton.

Leah Faith was baptized at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Columbus, GA, by Reverend Howard Welch on May 10, 1959. Her Godparents were Gerald Bucksbarg and Haines and Patricia (Welch) Layfield-beloved friends.

She returned with her parents to Chesterton, IN when Dennis’ Peace Time Draft was completed. Leah’s parents were/are lifetime members of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Chesterton.

Leah was confirmed at St. Paul by Reverend Donald Garvue on June 10, 1973.

She graduated from Chesterton High School in June of 1977.

A Trojanette in high school, which she enjoyed and is remembered for, as well as being beautiful, kind and generous.

Leah was uplifted, comforted and sustained by her life-long Christian faith and love for God and all of her family.

She is also survived by her children: son-Adam Dennis Crispo (Vera); daughter-Katelyn (Scandling) and Bradley Newcomer; grandchildren: Leila and Nora Crispo; Evayla, Halena and Tristen Newcomer; brother, Brett Dennis and Mercy Bucksbarg; niece, Heather (Bucksbarg) and Joseph O’Malley-their children: Joe and Olivia O’Malley; and by her nephew, Luke Bucksbarg.

The family will receive friends for a Memorial Visitation on Thursday, July 11, 2019, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., at White-Love Funeral Home, 525 S 2nd St., Chesterton, IN.

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, July 12, 2019, at 10:30 a.m., at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 106 E 1100 N, Chesterton, IN, with Reverend Erich Fickel officiating. Burial will follow at Chesterton Cemetery.

Memorial donations in honor of Leah may be given to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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Posted 7/8/2019




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