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Margaret F. Lehman, 99, died at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, April 27, at Greencroft Goshen Health Care.
She was born March 7, 1918, in Columbiana, Ohio, to Emanuel J. and Maggie F. Swope.
On June 10, 1944, she married John E. Lehman of North Lima, Ohio.
She is survived by Thomas (Mary) of South Bend, Mary Ann Wieand (Jon) and Rebecca Gascho (Luke), both of Goshen, and David (Bonnie), of Mechanicsville, Virginia; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John, to whom she was married for 70 years; nine brothers, Ira, John, Oliver, Herman, Joseph, Paul, Emanuel, Roy and Cleo; and two sisters, Mary Steiner and Nannie Lehman.
Mrs. Lehman was an elementary school teacher for eight years at North Lima School in North Lima, Ohio, and for 14 years at Monger School in Elkhart.
She served with John for two years in Ethiopia and six years in Puerto Rico, under the Mennonite Church.
She was a member of Prairie Street Mennonite Church in Elkhart for many years, where she taught Sunday and Bible school.
She was a 1944 graduate of Goshen College and a member of the Indiana Retired Teachers Association and the National Retired Teachers Association.
Viewing will be Saturday, May 6, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Metzler Meeting House, 1225 Greencroft Drive, Goshen. A funeral will follow at the same location.
Burial will be at Prairie Street Cemetery, Elkhart.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Prairie Street Mennonite Church or Mennonite Mission Network.
Margaret's care has been entrusted to Hartzler-Gutermuth-Inman Funeral Home. Online condolences may be directed to www.hartzlergutermuthinman.com.
Published on May 2, 2017
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