Obituary of LEONA E. PULLINS

Leona E. Pullins, 82, of Chalmers, IN (formerly of Medaryville, IN) passed away Friday, April 30, 2021 at her home in Chalmers.  She was born on April 30, 1939 in Newland, IN to the late Louis and Leona [Risner] Jones.  She graduated from Wheatfield High School in 1957.  Leona was married to George E. Pullins on October 3, 1959 in Medaryville at the Methodist Church.  George passed away on December 7, 2004. 

As a young woman, Leona worked at the Medaryville Garment Factory.   For many years, Leona was a babysitter for local children.    She retired from the West Side Senior Center as site manager.  Most importantly, Leona was a devoted wife and mother.

Leona was a lifelong member of the Medaryville United Methodist Church, where she was a youth leader as well as a VBS and Sunday school teacher.  Most recently, Leona was attending Chalmers Community Church.   She enjoyed reading her Bible and loved serving the Lord.

Leona enjoyed gardening, canning, cooking, crocheting, quilting, and sewing.  She also enjoyed bird watching and reading.  Most of all, Leona loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.   She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.


She is survived by:

Janice R. (Kevin) Whalen, Derby, KS Daughter

Pamela E. Whitten, Chalmers, IN Daughter

Matthew G. (Shelly) Pullins, West Lafayette, IN Son

Ashley (Nathan) Beach, Granddaughter

Joshua (fiancée: Jennifer Baldwin) Terry, Grandson

Jacob (Cassie) Terry, Grandson

Joseph (Chelsy) Whalen, Grandson

Kierston (Jonathan) McKinley, Granddaughter

Sean Whalen, Grandson

6 Great-Grandchildren

Dave (Alice) Jones, Wheatfield, IN Brother

Glen Jones, West Lafayette, IN Brother

Patricia Jones, DeMotte, IN Sister-in-law

Marilyn Jones, DeMotte, IN Sister-in-law

Beverly Jones, San Pierre, IN Sister-in-law

Several Nieces and Nephews


Preceded in death by:

Louis and Leona [Risner] Jones, Parents

George E. Pullins, Husband

Curt Whitten, Son-in-law

Clifford Jones, Brother

Robert Jones, Brother

Kenneth (Marlene) Jones, Brother

Ronald Jones, Brother

Barbara Jones, Sister-in-law


Graveside Services will be held at 2 PM EDT Monday, May 10, 2021 at White Post Cemetery in Medaryville, IN with Rev. Jonathan McKinley officiating. 

Burial will take place at White Post Cemetery in Medaryville, IN.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Medaryville United Methodist Church, Chalmers Community Church, or West Side Senior Center.

Online Condolences may be offered at www.frainmortuary.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Medaryville, IN.


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Graveside Service

2:00 pm
Monday, May 10, 2021
White Post Cemetery
Medaryville, Indiana, United States

Services are pending