Lori A. Leighty

February 8, 2023

Lori A. Leighty, 59, of Michigantown, Indiana passed away Wednesday, February 8th following a courageous battle with cancer.

Lori was born to James and Sharon (Donoho) Unger on August 18, 1963. In her younger years, Lori enjoyed working with her family’s horses and cheerleading for Rossville High School. In 1976 she met the love of her life, Scott Leighty. The two married on June 29th, 1985.

Lori devoted over 30 years to Huntington National Bank and was a faithful attendee of Michigantown Christian Church for many years. Lori loved Jesus deeply and exuded strong faith in every circumstance. She was an avid fan of the Clinton Central Bulldogs, attending sporting events long after her own sons graduated. Additionally, she made a point to encourage nieces and nephews in their various activities by actively cheering them on from the audience. Lori lived a life marked by incredible kindness, untethered joy, and unmatched devotion to her family. She was known for her gifts of hospitality, generosity, intentional conversation, saying exactly what was on her mind, and the way she adopted anyone into her family. No one was left out when Lori was around and absolutely no one left her home hungry. In recent years, Lori could often be found serving at her church, caring for her parents, completing home projects, going on trips with friends, and bragging about her grandchildren to anyone who would listen. Of all her titles and achievements, she was most proud of being “Mom” and “Mimi.”

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Lori to the Michigantown Christian Church or to the IU Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center for multiple myeloma research. Please make checks payable to: IUSCCC/Multiple Myeloma Research Fund and mail to IU Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center; PO Box 7072; Indianapolis, IN 46207-7072. Indicate “In memory of Lori Leighty” on the memo line. You may also make gifts online at  athttps://give.myiu.org/centers-institutes/I380009621.html

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Monday, February 13, 2023 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Funeral services will be 10:30 am. Tuesday, February 14th at Michigantown Christian Church, 108 W 2nd St., Michigantown, IN 46057. Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery in Sharon, Ind. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Lori to the Michigantown Christian Church

Survived by:

Lori is survived by her husband, Scott; son, Matthew (Sydney) Leighty of Richmond, Indiana; son, Jacob (Molly) Leighty of Greenfield, Indiana; mother, Sharon Unger; sister, Lisa Kay (Dave) Mette; brother, James (Terrie) Unger; her beloved grandchildren, Nora and Callen; mother-in-law, Frieda Leighty; brother-in-law, Phil (Judy) Leighty; sister-in-law, Tammy Shirels; aunts, uncles, and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Preceded by:

Lori is preceded in death by her father, James.


Leave your Condolences

23 Condolences for “Lori A. Leighty”

  1. Jane A. Sheets February 9, 2023 at 1:08 pm

    Very sorry for your loss. Lori was an amazing person. Her smile could light up a room. Sending my sincere condolences.

  2. Susan McCarter February 9, 2023 at 2:20 pm

    Scott, Matt, Jacob, and extended families,

    I am so sorry for your loss. Lori was such a joy to be around. I will always remember and cherish time spent with her. She ALWAYS made me smile and giggle A LOT! She was certainly a treasure.
    Sending you all my Love, Hugs, and many prayers for peace and comfort during this difficult time.

  3. BJ Hromas February 9, 2023 at 2:23 pm

    Dear Scott, Matthew, Jacob & family… I’m so very sorry for your loss. I worked with Lori at The Farmers Bank, back in the day. She was truly the light in so many people’s lives …. such a kind, wonderful soul. I talked to her not long ago and I just wanted you to know how proud she was of her family. RIP, sweet Lori. You will be sorely missed. Love and prayers, BJ Hromas

  4. Kelly Alt February 9, 2023 at 2:38 pm

    My heart goes out to the family. I am so sorry for your loss. Lori was an amazing person, always so sweet and fun loving. She will be missed.

  5. Brenda Townsend February 9, 2023 at 2:47 pm

    Lori was such a special friend of mine. She loved hard. She will be missed. Her laugh was the best and her smile will always be one of the many things I will remember about her. I know she is with her Daddy is Heaven enjoying the beauty there, free of cancer and all the sickness that goes with it. My deepest condolences to Scott, and the kids.

  6. Marissa Moore February 9, 2023 at 2:51 pm

    Lori was amazing. I remember when I first met her. She made me feel seen and just so comfortable. She was always so kind and could put anyone at ease with her beautiful smile. She will be deeply missed. I am praying for all who knew her and especially her immediate family!! May God hold you as you grieve.

  7. Wanda Kercheval February 9, 2023 at 3:01 pm

    So sorry for our loss. Lori was one of a kind, always smiling and kind. She will be missed by so, so many. Anyone one who knew her, loved her.

  8. Dan /Peggy Abbott February 9, 2023 at 5:16 pm

    So sorry for your loss Sharon and family. Prayers and thoughts.

  9. Jennifer Skinner February 9, 2023 at 6:20 pm

    I love you, cousin! Fly high with the angels, you will be dearly missed.

  10. Jennifer Moss February 9, 2023 at 6:50 pm

    I wish I could attend Lori’s service. I want to send my condolences to Scott and her children and to all those who love her dearly. May God provide you comfort in the coming days. Love you Lori. Rest peacefully.

  11. Jeanie and Gary Thompson February 9, 2023 at 7:00 pm

    So very sorry for your lose of Lori. I got to know her back in the day when she was a Senior in high school. She was such a kind and caring person. She will be missed by so so many. Our sincere condolences to all of the family.

  12. Rhonda (Galloway) Giussani February 9, 2023 at 7:00 pm

    So sorry to hear about Lori. She was a wonderful person and a great friend to my sister Mary Ann. She also was with Mom’s banking needs. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
    May wonderful memories of Lori help you get through this difficult times.

  13. Jeff Harker February 9, 2023 at 11:39 pm

    Very sorry for your loss. Lori was a friend to every person she met. She was so outgoing and enthusiastic in her whole life. Such a shame it was cut short by cancer as was my mentor.

  14. Laura Pritchard February 10, 2023 at 12:34 pm

    Scott, I am so very sorry for your loss. Lori was such a sweet person. I remember all the things she would do for Jim and Sharron. I don’t know if you remember Ralph and Susan Kelly. Well I am their daughter. I will be praying for your family.

  15. Rick and Janie Gunter February 10, 2023 at 8:52 pm

    We offer our most sincere condolences on the loss of Lori. She was a very special person. We hope the family finds peace and comfort in the coming days.

  16. Loretta Minnich February 10, 2023 at 9:27 pm

    I worked with Lori at Main Escape and found her to be a very warm, generous and loving person. I know she will be greatly missed.

  17. Nelson Marte February 11, 2023 at 12:17 pm

    Mr. Leighty, Matt, Jacob, and extended family,

    My deepest condolences to you all. Lori had the greatest heart I’ve ever known a human being to have. She lived her faith and treated all with incredible kindness, irrespective of how deserving they were. A fighter to the end. Wonderful adoptive mother and my inspiration. May God’s peace be with you and may we never forget her legacy.

  18. Anna Belle Beaman February 12, 2023 at 7:15 pm

    Condolences to you Scott, Matt, Jacob, Aunt Sharon and cousins Jimmy and Lisa. I remember many good times growing up as cousins with the Unger kids, Going to the farm and having fun. I know you will all miss her so much. I am glad she got to live her life on her terms and that she is with her Heavenly Father as well as Uncle Jim. Prayers for your hearts to be held and surrounded with love from your family, friends and community.

  19. Pam and Doug Smith February 13, 2023 at 12:25 pm

    Scott, Matt, Jacob and family,
    There are no words…… Lori had one of those personalities that could light a room with her mere presence! People were drawn to her because she was kind, funny, and could connect so easily! You just felt good being around her. She could do that. We remember fondly our fun times together on South Wagon Wheel Trail with our babies (Matt Matt and Ausnuaght ( Austin)) and a boat trip on Lake Cumberland. You have our deepest sympathies and prayers.

  20. Laurenda Whitcomb February 13, 2023 at 12:35 pm

    Dear Scott and family,
    So very sorry for your loss. Lori had the brightest smile of anyone. She literally could light up a room. she will be missed by so many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Tom & Laurenda Whitcomb

  21. Carol Knapp-Hill February 13, 2023 at 5:58 pm

    I so wish I could be there tonight to give hugs to all of you! I won’t be able to make it, but my heart is there with you. Lori was a special person! Kay, I would love to be able to be there for you. Sharon, I’m so very sorry. To all of the family, please accept my deepest sympathy for all of you. God Bless.

  22. Shan and Tammy Sheridan February 13, 2023 at 7:08 pm

    What a beautiful reflection of Jesus! Lori has inspired many to fight the good fight and to do it with a loving grace filled spirit. Our prayers and thoughts go with you Scott and family. May the peace of Jesus keep and hold you unto His appearing! Much love!

  23. Beth (Oglesby) Reis February 14, 2023 at 8:44 am

    I was so very sorry to hear of Lori’s passing. My deepest condolences to Lori’s family and friends for your loss.

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