Leona Mae Lehrman, 92, passed into the loving arms of her Savior in the wee hours of August 7, 2021, at Schowalter Villa in Hesston, Kansas.
Leona was born in rural Marion County, Kansas, on December 28, 1928, the daughter of Jonas and Clara (Hein) Mohn. She met Walter Lehrman in 1946, and they were married on October 10, 1948 at First Christian Church in Marion, and moved to Newton. Walter preceded her in death in July of 1998.
Leona had a strong faith in the Lord as her Savior and was a member of Newton Bible Church for more than 60 years. She was a faithful servant there and attended faithfully as weather and her health allowed.
Leona became an Avon Representative in the late 1960’s, which really suited her outgoing and friendly personality. Her frankness about the struggles caring for twin handicapped sons, her unwavering faith in her Savior, and her outgoing personality, helped her attain President’s Club status for top sales the last 15 years or so of her “career”, having earned many awards. She enjoyed getting to know the preferences of her clients and was a great encouragement to all of them.
In her later years, she enjoyed playing her piano, socializing with her friends at Hickory Homes, at church, and at TOPS/KOPS, of which she was a long-time member. She also loved playing dominoes at Hickory Homes, of which she was very proficient! She also loved flying out to California to visit her daughter, Pam, and granddaughter, Wendy.
Leona is survived by her daughter, Pamela (Dennis) Schrag of California, two grandsons, Bryan, of Texas, and Robert Michael Lehrman, of Newton, daughter-in-law Terry Lehrman, a granddaughter Wendy (Jason) Hart of California, one great-grandson, Noah, of California, one brother-in-law Otto (Phyllis) Lehrman, and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Lehrman; parents, Jonas and Clara Mohn; brothers, Irvin and Ernest; sister, Barbara; sons Robert Wade Lehrman, Mark Ray Lehrman, Clark Jay Lehrman; and baby daughter Wendy Sue Lehrman.
Visitation will be from 6pm-8pm, Wednesday, August 18th, at Petersen Funeral Home. Graveside service will be at 10am on Thursday, August 19th, at Greenwood Cemetery in Newton with a memorial service taking place later in the day at 3pm at Newton Bible Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Newton Bible Church, 900 Old Main St, Newton, KS 67114.
I’m so sorry to hear of Leona passing. I always thought she was the kindest hard working women I’ve ever known. Loved her.
I’m sure in heaven Mark and Clark ran up to greet her.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Love Ann Litton
Leona was a devoted volunteer at Newton Medical Center and we spent many an afternoon together! I admired her cheerful spirit in spite of overwhelming personal losses! She will be missed!