March 12, 1940 -- December 28, 2020

Jeanne F. Fore, 80, formerly of Middlebury, died on Monday, December 28
at her Elkhart residence. She was born on March 12, 1940, in Ferguson, MO,
to Joseph and Jean (Crosby) Leonard. She married Donald L. Smith; he
died in 2007. From this marriage are two surviving daughters, Donna
(Michael) Pangburn of Mishawaka and Sally Lego of Schoolcraft, MI. On
August 10, 1991 in South Bend, she married the love of her life, Pete Fore;
he died April 30, 2019. Surviving are three children through marriage, Terri
Schwartz of Osceola, Gregg (Nancy) Fore of Middlebury, Bart (Debbi) Fore
of Elkhart; nine grandchildren, Madison Pangburn, Sarah Bleything, Jacob
Bleything, Richard (Aubrey) Fore, Derrick (Jackie) Fore, Sharon (Daniel)
Krunk, Alan (Autumn) Fore, Bryan (Sarah) Fore, Jake (Avril) Stinson; 16
great-grandchildren; four siblings, Jeff Leonard of MO, Mary (Jim) Stack of
FL, Michael Leonard of IL, Laura (Scott) McClary of FL. She was preceded  
in death by her husband; parents; two sons through marriage, Richard
(Sharon) Fore and Van (Julie) Fore. Jeanne worked as a credit and
collections manager for 18 years at Coachman Industries in Middlebury, for
eight years at Bayer Corporation in Elkhart and for three years at Jayco in
Middlebury. Jeanne and her husband Pete owned and operated Foregotten
Treasures, an antique store in Middlebury from 1995 through 2007. She and
her husband were very active in helping to found the Middlebury Boy’s and
Girl’s Club and were the recipients of the Middlebury Book of Golden Deeds
Award. They were also the 2008 Beacon of Light Award recipients from the
Boy’s and Girl’s Club. The Boy’s and Girl’s Club annual Shoup-Fore Golf
Outing is also named in honor of Jeanne and Pete. They started "The
Traveling Light of Hope", a lamp that was passed to persons who were
affected by cancer. Jeanne and Pete loved to travel in their old cars. She
loved gardening and canning, which lasted through this past summer with
her daughter Donna. Jeanne was blessed with loving and true friends
whom she valued spending time with. The service is private for immediate
family only on January 2 at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury. A
celebration of Jeanne’s life will be held at a future date. Burial will be in
Middlebury at Grace Lawn Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be  
given to Boy's & Girl's Club of Middlebury or American Cancer Society. The
funeral home asks that all attendees wear a mask.  

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From: Barbara Price
Jeanne was a delightful friend and wonderful person whom I first met a
Coachmen. She will be missed by all who knew her.
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From: Sarah Bontrager
Jeannie was such a beautiful person inside & out. She will be missed!
Thoughts & prayers for the families!
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From: Dorothy Stone
Jeanne was a beautiful lady inside and out and a true friend.
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From: Anna Herbes
Will miss this sweet lady and happy spirit! So sorry for your loss!
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From: Evelyn Yoder
Jeanne was a very special lady. I loved working with her on several
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From: Gloria Bolton
My thought and prayers are with all the family. Jeanne was a wonderful
person and will be missed greatly.
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From: Ken & Karen Shelton
Jeanne & her Pete were a wonderful couple who enjoyed each other and
life in general. Great Coachmen friends..... special memories.
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From: Nancy (Teague) Troyer
Jeanne worked with my mother, (Meurlene Teague,) at Coachmen & they
remained friends from the 1970s until my mothers death, December 29,
2019. Jeanne came to my high school graduation open house in 1972 &
to my mothers visitation/memorial on January 2, 2020. We were together
many times in between. She was a lovely person, inside & out, so kind &
joyful, positive, fun, & full of life. I loved her! She was a special lady!
Praying for Donna & Sally & Terri, Bart, & Gregg, & all of the family.
I'm so sorry for your loss.
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From: Joan Hawkins
Jeanne was an all around lovely person and dear friend. She will be
missed by many of us.
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From: Sara Baker
I first met Jeanne as a bank teller in Middlebury. She was always smiling
and just a nice person. Prayers for each of you.
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From: Wini Rogers
Jeanne was a special friend and will truly be missed.
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From: Chris Adams
I was blessed to meet and know you and Pete. I made you feel and look
as beautiful as you were. Your hair stylist.
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From: Denise McAndrew
Thoughts and prayers to Jeanne's family.
Jeanne F. Fore