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Jan. 23, 1967 - Aug. 16, 2013 ELKHART - Dr. Leslie Ann (Linton) Greising, 46, of Elkhart passed away Friday, August 16 at home. She was born Jan. 23, 1967 in Kokomo, IN to Jack M. and Ruth L. (Sriver) Linton. She married Daryl W. Greising on Nov. 11, 1989 in Elkhart. She is survived by her mother, husband, daughter Erin (12), son Luke (8) and two brothers, Mark B. (Kimberly) Linton of Elkhart and Kirk A. (Mary) Linton of Elkhart. She was preceded in death by her father. Leslie was a professor of Business and Social Sciences at Bethel College. She cherished a position that allowed her to interact with and influence the career paths of young Christian professionals. She received her Ph.D. in Industrial Organizational Psychology from the University of Missouri, where she had previously earned a Master of Science in Psychology. Other degrees include a Master of Arts in Psychology from the University of Tennessee, and a Bachelor of Sciences in Social Work from Valparaiso University. She loved her time at Valpo, actively participating in music as an accomplished oboist; she was also a member of the Chi Sigma Xi sorority. She grew up in the Concord Community school district, where she excelled in music, academics and as captain of the dance line. Leslie was a lifelong member of First Presbyterian Church in Elkhart, and was a member of the Society for Human Resource Managers, where she received the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award for her work and dedication to the HR field. She also served on the Board of United Cancer Services of Elkhart County. Despite all of her accomplishments, humility was her greatest gift, with an innate ability to love and bring people together through her abundant faith in Christ. Per Leslie's request, a Celebration of Life Gathering was held on August 6. At that time, she thanked hundreds of loved ones who touched her life. A memorial service will be held Sunday, August 25 at 3:00 pm, with family visitation at 2:00, at First Presbyterian Church, Elkhart. Memorial gifts for Leslie may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Elkhart. Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral and Cremation Center is handling arrangements. Visit www.stemmlawsonpeterson.com to share a message with the family.
Published in South Bend Tribune on Aug. 19, 2013