LOWVILLE- Jane E. Lehman, 94, formerly of Valley View Courts, died Friday morning, November 15, 2013 at the Lewis County Residential Healthcare Facility, where she has resided since October 17, 2013.
The funeral will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at First Mennonite Church, New Bremen, with Rev. Bruce Chartrand and Rev. Evan Zehr officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. There are no calling hours. Contributions may be made to Lewis County Search and Rescue, P.O. Box 247, Lowville, NY 13367.
She is survived by six children and their spouses, Sandra and Carl Mondillo of Oneonta; Jerrie Ann and Neil Brownell of West Monroe; Stanley J. Jim and Sandi Lehman of Lowville; Katherine and John T. Tom Irish of Cary, N.C.; Timothy R. Lehman and Thomas Howard of Watertown; Thomas N. and Michelle Lehman of Glenfield; ten grandchildren, Tammy Whidden, Jo Ann Simmons, Brooke Pouliot, Joshua Lehman, Mitchell Irish, Ryan Irish, Stanley Chip Lehman, Timothy J. Lehman, David E. Lehman, Mikayla Lehman, four great-grandchildren, twins, Sean and Christina (children of Ryan Irish); Noah and Ava Jane (children of Joshua and Kara Lehman), nieces, nephews and cousins. She is predeceased by her husband, Stanley Merrit Lehman and a brother, James E. Nelson.
Mrs. Lehman was born on July 23, 1919 in New York, NY, a daughter of the late Edward and Hattie Kennedy Nelson and graduated from Beaver Falls High School in 1939. On October 18, 1939, she married Stanley Merrit Lehman at Trinity Episcopal Church, Lowville with Rev. Walter Bennett officiating. Together with her husband, owned and operated a dairy farm on the Vary Road, Town of Harrisburg, from 1945-1973, when the couple moved to Shady Avenue. They moved to Valley View Courts in 1985. Mr. Lehman died on April 6, 1991. The couple accepted foster children over the years.
She was a longtime member of First Mennonite Church, New Bremen.
Jane was an avid painter and seamstress. She loved to paint and sew gifts for family and friends. Jane enjoyed cooking, and socializing with her family and friends.
Condolences may be made online at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com.