Norma “Jeane” (King) LeClerc, 95, of Shelbyville passed away Sunday, February 14, 2021, at her home.
She was born November 30, 1925, in Shelbyville, the daughter of Cecil A. and Dorothy (Buckler) Cockerham. On March 24, 1950, she married Kenneth C. King, and he preceded her in death on August 21, 1986. She married Arthur “Earl” LeClerc on December 21, 1988, and he preceded her in death on March 20, 2014.
Jeane is survived by her daughters, Rita Weaver of Shelbyville, and Millie Haehl and husband, Richard, of Zionsville; son, Tim King and wife, Brenda, of Indianapolis; sister, Lois Davids of Shelbyville; granddaughters, Sarah Benefiel and Courtney Weir and husband, Bryce; step-granddaughter, Brandi Tobian; two great-grandchildren; step-son, James “Jim” King and wife, Debbie, of Shelbyville; and step-daughters-in-law, Bonnie King and Pam King, both of Shelbyville.
She was also preceded in death by her brother, Edwin Cockerham; sister, Patricia (Ayers) Lumb; son-in-law, Richard E. Weaver; and step-sons, Robert “Bob” King and William “Bill” King.
Jeane graduated in 1943 from Shelbyville High School. She then worked as a payroll clerk/supervisor at KCL for many years.
She was a very active lifelong member of the First Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir with her mother and sister. Her love of singing took her to many area churches, as well as an occasional engagement on local radio.
Jeane and Kenneth formerly owned and operated King’s Grocery for 42 years. Many Junior High students enjoyed the soda fountain and lunchtime burgers with Jeane’s ever-present smile.
She was an avid reader and read the entire Bible.
As a survivor, Jeane enjoyed volunteering for the American Cancer Society, where she participated in the walks and assisted in sending memorial acknowledgement cards.
She was very social and loved visiting with friends and family. She and Earl spent 20 years as Florida snowbirds; potluck dinners, dances, boat rides and fishing as favorite pastimes.
Private graveside services will be conducted at Forest Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville.
Services have been entrusted to Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.
The family wishes to thank the staff at McKay Manor for their compassion, kindness and loving care of Jeane.
Memorial contributions may be made to Premier Hospice, 11550 N. Meridian St., Suite 375, Carmel, Indiana 46032.
Online condolences may be shared with Jeane’s family at www.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.