MOUNT PLEASANT MILLS - Ferne I. Lehman, 72, of Mount Pleasant Mills, died on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, from injuries sustained in a one-vehicle accident near Freeburg.
Ferne was born Jan. 2, 1940, in Richfield, and was a long-time resident of Juanita and Snyder counties. She will be missed as a loving wife, mother and grandmother to her family. She worked for many years as a home childcare provider, as a CNA in area nursing homes and home health care. Along with her husband, she did volunteer work in Philadelphia in the early 1960s and more recently volunteered at Spruce Lake Retreat for several months. She was a member of Lauvers Mennonite Church.
She is survived by: her husband, Marcus Lehman, with whom she celebrated 50 years of loving marriage; four children, Paul Lehman, married to Glenda McGruder Lehman, of Clifton, Colo., Dale Lehman, married to Holly Klingler Lehman, of Mifflinburg, Rhoda Hershey, married to Ron Hershey, of Mechanicsburg, and Conrad Lehman, married to Cindy Williams Lehman, of Mechanicsburg; nine grandchildren, Amber Pace, Janaya Lehman, Andrew Lehman, Rebecca Lehman, Erin Hershey, Christina Hershey, Marc Hershey, Kyle Lehman and Kara Lehman; one greatgrandchild, Teagan Nicholes; two sisters, Anna Kauffman Weaver, of Womelsdorf, and Thelma Kauffman Kauffman, married to Laban Kauffman, of Richfield.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Boyd and Lydia Kauffman, and two brothers, Raymond Kauffman and Robert Kauffman.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Lauvers Mennonite Church, 34585 state Route 35, Richfield, with Pastors John Gehman and Glenn Lauver officiating. Burial will be in the Lauvers Mennonite Cemetery.
Visitation for family and friends will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, and from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Lauvers Mennonite Church.
Memorial contributions in memory of Ferne may be made to Mennonite Central Committee, 21 S 12th St. P.O. Box 500, Akron, PA 17501-0501, or online at donate.mcc.org/ special-occasion-giving.
Arrangements are under the direction of George P. Garman Funeral Homes, Inc. 9366 state Route 35, Mount Pleasant Mills.