Margery M. Lehman, age 86 of Cridersville, died at 9:43 p.m., Thursday, November 1, 2012
at Otterbein-Cridersville Retirement Center. She was born May 7, 1926 in Perry Township, Allen County, Ohio. She is the daughter of the late Roy H. and Mary Rose Eibling Sidener. On June 14, 1947 she married Darrell E. Lehman who died November 12, 1991.
Mrs. Lehman was a homemaker. Being born and raised on the Sidener family farm, she was a lifelong Perry Township resident. She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church where she belonged to the Ruth Circle, was a Sunday school teacher, and a home communion distributor. Community minded, she belonged to the Perry Sewing Guild of Lima Memorial Health System, the Perry Community Club, the Perry Music Boosters, the P.T.A., and the Auglaize County Farm Bureau. A loving woman who was a caregiver to her parents, sister, and husband, she will be sadly missed.
She is survived by a son – Michael (Cathy) Lehman of Cridersville; a daughter – Cheryl (Larry) Walker of Bellefontaine, Ohio; a daughter-in-law – Tammy (Joe) Lehman-McDonnell of Lima; 6 grandchildren – Connie (Mark) Simons of Findlay, Ohio; Jodi (David) Snyder of Marysville, Ohio; Justin (Emily) Lehman of Lima, Ohio; Jenny Lehman of Ann Arbor, Michigan; Jaime Lehman of Columbus, Ohio; Jacob Lehman of Lima, Ohio; 1 step grandson – Evan McDonnell of Lima; 2 great granddaughters – Margaret Snyder of Marysville, Ohio; Peyton Lehman of Lima and a great grandchild due in December; a brother – Charles Sidener of Cridersville; 2 sister-in-laws – Janet Lehman of Cridersville and Sharon Lehman-Barr of Lima; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a son – Brent Lehman and a sister – Edith Sidener.
Funeral services will begin 11:00 a.m., Monday, November 5, 2012 at Zion Lutheran Church. The Rev. Kent Wilson will officiate. Burial will follow in Fairmount Cemetery north of Uniopolis.
The family will receive friends from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m., Sunday at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville and one hour prior to services at the church Monday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Zion Lutheran Church, 1300 Edgewood Drive, Lima, Ohio, St. Rita’s Hospice or First Lutheran Church, 208 West Sandusky Ave. Bellefontaine, OH
Date: Sunday, November 4, 2012
Time: 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Date: Monday, November 5, 2012
Time: 11:00 am
Zion Lutheran Church
Address:corner of Cole & Edgewood, Lima, OH, 45805