Lanoma “Lea” Ruth (Black) Brumbaugh
September 7, 1938 to July 14, 2021 (age 82)
Lea R Brumbaugh, age 82 of Crown Point, IN passed away on July 14, 2021 in Crown Point with her loved ones by her side.
Lea Black Brumbaugh was born September 7, 1938 in Hammond, IN, daughter to the late Tula and Ralph Black. She graduated from High School in 1956 from Hammond, IN. She worked at LaSalle Steel Company for a time before she met the love of her life, John Brumbaugh. John and Lea married on September 24, 1960 and moved to Crown Point IN where they raised their 5 children. Lea was active in the First Presbyterian church of Merrillville as a youth leader. She was also actively involved with the Girl Scouts and 4-H. Lea was a talented artist and achieved the title of Certifying Elite Director in the Method of Painting known as “One Stroke”. Her studio in Valparaiso is where she spent the majority of her time sharing her talent with thousands of students at “Lea’s Painting Studio”. She spent her later years painting on Perfume bottles for Ralph Lauren, Versace and many others at various stores such as Carson’s and Macy’s in Northwest Indiana and at various locations in Illinois including Water Tower Place in Chicago, IL.
Lea will be remembered as a loving Mother, Grandmother and a loyal Wife who cherished her family and her friends.
She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, John Brumbaugh; her daughters, Denise (Jim) Henderson, Judy (Ken) Pitek, Sharon Robles, Leanne (Gerald) Rusin and her son John (Adrienne); 9 Grandchildren, Terrie, James (Amie), Ramon, Ricardo, Lydia, Rebecca, Bailey, Nadia and Saige; 3 Great Grandchildren, Hannah, Haley and Christopher. Lea was preceded in death by her parents, Tula and Ralph Black; and by her sister, Virginia Black.
A Memorial Service and Celebration of Lea’s life will be held on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 10:30am at the Cedar Lake United Methodist Church, 7124 W 137th Place in Cedar Lake, IN 46303. The services will be followed by the burial. All are invited back to the church following the burial for a luncheon. Sheets Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Lowell, IN www.sheetsfuneral.com
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