Kenneth S. Leininger


Kenneth S. Leininger, 78, of Paxinos, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born Feb. 18, 1941, in Sunbury, a son of the late Seth and Mildred (Clark) Leininger. On Jan. 9, 1960, he married the former Mabel M. Weaver who survives.

Kenneth was a 1959 graduate of Shamokin Area High School.

He began employment at Witmer Fuels, Sunbury, and for 30 years, he was employed at the Sunbury Community Hospital, retiring in 2004 as plant operations manager. Following his retirement he had worked for a year and a half as director of environmental services at the Manor at Penn Village, Selinsgrove.
He was a member of the Sunbury God's Missionary Church for the past three years, and prior to that was a 75-year member of the Augustaville Wesleyan Church. He had served as a Sunday school teacher, a Sunday school superintendent, and held most church offices. He played in the church orchestra all of his life. He was also a member of the Central Pennsylvania Gospel Band where he played the trombone. He was gifted musically and had taught all his sons to play instruments.

Kenneth enjoyed spending 11 years at the Wesleyan Village in Brooksville, Fla., during the winter months. He was an avid fisherman and hunter, and had fished from Alaska to Bolivia. He loved to go camping with his sons and family.

In addition to his wife of 59 years, he is survived by four sons and daughters-in-law, Timothy S. and Celeste Leininger of Walnutport, Thomas C. and Karen Leininger of Normana, Texas, Rev. Tedd W. and JoAnn Leininger of Bath, and Rev. Terry K. and Jeannie Leininger of Milton; nine grandchildren and their spouses, Nathaniel and Kate Leininger, Rebekah and Zachary Herstine, Esther Leininger, Deborah Leininger, Kendra and Dan Jensen, Kristin and Colton Rex, Kyle Leininger, Madison Leininger, and Bryce Leininger; and one great-grandson, Ethan Herstine; and one brother and sister-in-law, Rev. James and Peggy Leininger of Brooksville, Fla.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Susan Leininger.

A vieiwing will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at Beavertown God's Missionary Church, 1693 Creek Road, Middleburg, followed by the funeral at 3, with the Rev. Keith A. Bunch officiating.

Burial will be in Beavertown God's Missionary Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to honor Kenneth's memory may be made to the building fund of Sunbury God's Missionary Church, 820 Susquehanna Ave., Sunbury, PA 17801.

Arrangements are by the Hummel Funeral Home, 574 Hill St., Middleburg.
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Published on August 12, 2019
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Stephen and Norma (Bence) Grover
Aug 19, 2019
We got to know Ken and Mabel through their son, Tom. What a wonderful couple they were. We enjoyed being in their home in PA and FL and enjoyed delicious food and warm hospitality. May the Lord bless the entire family and surround them during these days of grief.
Debra Parliman
Aug 15, 2019
Beautiful in Blue was purchased for the family of Kenneth S. Leininger by Debra Parliman.  Send flowers
Vicki Rice
Aug 13, 2019
The Blue Eagles Alumni Drum & Bugle Corps met Mr Leininger while in Wellsboro doing a concert after a parade. He was filled with pride seeing Tedd playing with the corps. My condolences to Tedd and his family.
Bill and Bonnie Stroup Scandle
Aug 13, 2019
Mabel and family, we are so sorry to learn of Kens passing. The blessing is you know he is now celebrating with Jesus! Embrace all your memories to keep Ken close to your heart. Praying for comfort for all of you.
John and Loretta Davisson
Aug 13, 2019
John always remember and cherish good times of fellowship, table game nights and a special friendship with Ken and Mable. We also celebrated our common Birthday s in February. Your music was special. Your Christian example was encouraging.
Carlene Culp Boldizar
Aug 13, 2019
I have fond memories of Ken sitting up front at Augustaville Church playing his trombone. My youthful memories are of a quiet, gentle man who loved Jesus. Praying for his family who will miss him dearly.
James Leininger
Aug 13, 2019
Basket of Memories was purchased for the family of Kenneth S. Leininger by James Leininger.  Send flowers
Marleeta (Culp) Wood
Aug 13, 2019
Ken was an amazing man, husband, and father!! He always had a kind word and smile. And boy could he play the trombone!! My sympathy to Mabel and the rest of the family. My prayers are with you.
Rev. Wayne & Glenda Chandler
Aug 13, 2019
We were privileged to meet Ken some years back when they visited our church and were impressed by his Christian witness through his words, his life, and his music. May God be with the Leininger family.
Marilyn and Steve Davis
Aug 13, 2019
Many good memories. I played my horn at camp and you were greatly missed! Thanks for all the SS lessons, encouragement on my horn and taking me along with the band sometimes years ago. I know you are enjoying like no other moment in life now that you are healed! Prayers for all that loved you and will miss you!
Rick Collins
Aug 12, 2019
Ken was obviously a very special man of God, he has left a legacy in his sons and their families that will continue to impact lives for Christ far into the future. Well done, good and faithful servant; enter the joy of the Lord ... Our love and prayers are with you Tedd, Joanne and all your family.