Mark W. F. Ley, Jr.

October 10, 1981 - December 16, 2019

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Thursday, December 19, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Grace Christian Church, 126 East Mitchell Street, Kendallville


Thursday, December 19, 5:00 PM
Grace Christian Church, 126 East Mitchell Street, Kendallville


Mark William Francis Ley, Jr., 38, of Kendallville died Monday, December 16, 2019, as the result of an auto accident near Bremen.

He was born October 10, 1981, in Fort Wayne to Mark William Francis Ley and Edna Faye Dixon.

Mr. Ley was a graduate of Prairie Heights High School. He was a handyman and currently working at the News-Sun in Kendallville.

Mark loved listening to music, especially rap music. He also loved to watch history and documentary shows on television, enjoyed cooking and eating spicy foods. Astounded by today’s technology, he was always trying to figure out new things on computers and cell phones. He especially loved his Mom’s goulash and cherry pie.

Surviving are his mother, Edna (John Petrie) Dixon of Kendallville; his father, Mark (Wendy Hatter) Ley of Plymouth; two daughters, Lexie Ley of Kendallville and Alissa Ley of Goshen; a son, Wyatt Carmean of Plymouth; a sister, Aimee Miller of Kendallville; and maternal grandfather, Lee Dixon of Kendallville.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Darlene Dixon; and paternal grandparents, Helen Ley and Jerome Ley.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, December 19, 2019, at 5 p.m. at Grace Christian Church, 126 East Mitchell Street, Kendallville with Pastor Chris Mosley officiating.

The family will receive friends on Thursday from 3 to 5 p.m. at the church.
Preferred memorials are to the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation, FDR Station, P.O. Box 220, New York, NY 10150 in honor of his grandpa, Lee.

Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Deanna Dillingham
December 18th, 2019 11:05am

I’m sooo sorry for your loss!!! Ya’ll are in my prayers

December 18th, 2019 4:24am
Lagrange, IN

Great guy , so sad that he's gone. Hopefully they have goulash in heaven.. he would make ya laugh anytime even In the worse times always made you smile. He will be missed .

Aunt Dana
December 17th, 2019 11:41pm

So sorry to hear about this. I don't have words that will help but know I'm praying for you all. Love you.

December 17th, 2019 6:01pm

I am very saddened by this news. I have fond memories of Mark from middle school track and wrestling. There was one track event that we all attended and we laid on a large blanket in the spring sun waiting for our heats to start. Mark, Rachel, Brooks, Jessica, and myself. In my late teen years I went to marks house with some friends and we hung out, laughed together, and I remember Mark was always struggling a bit but there were times he would smile and laugh... and he would make me smile and laugh. I pray he is at peace. I pray for his family during this very difficult time. May the good memories help to heal you.

Patty Jehling
December 17th, 2019 5:44pm
St. Louis

Edna and Family- Please accept my deepest condolences on the Mark. You are in my prayers.