Jean (Bradbury) Leining, “Nonnie” ,85, of Durham, wife of the late Irving Leining, Sr., died Friday, April 13, 2012 at Middlesex Hospital following a very short battle with cancer.
She was adored by all that knew her. She was born in Louisville, KY, daughter of the late Stanley G. and Mary Grace (Bowman) Bradbury. After raising her daughter and relocating to Durham in 1975, she was a waitress at the former Durham Inn, now the Timeout Tavern in Durham.
Jean is survived by her daughter, Joy Boone and her husband Joseph of Durham and two grandchildren, Beth (Boone) Grant and her husband Rob of Durham, Christopher Boone and his wife Laura of Middletown , four great grandchildren; Derek and Ryan Grant, Alexa and Delaney Boone and her beloved friend, Richard “Dick” Curtis of Durham; her step sons, Irvin Leining Jr. and Denis Leining both of Durham.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 12:15 p.m. from Biega Funeral Home, 3 Silver St. Middletown, followed by a 1 p.m. service at United Churches of Durham, Main St., Durham. Burial will be in Mica Hill Cemetery