Jean K. Lehman, 79, Hopeland seamstress, attended Brunnerville UMC, avid theater-goer

By on May 11, 2016

Jean K. Lehman, 79, formerly of Ephrata, passed away peacefully Friday, May 6, 2016, at the Denver Health and Rehabilitation Center in Stevens.

Born in Lititz, she was the daughter of the late Mervin Kline and Ruth Hollinger, and wife of the late Galen B. Lehman, who passed away in 2006.

She was a sewing machine operator at the Hopeland Manufacturing Co. for many years. Jean was a member of the Brunnerville United Methodist Church and the Baron Stiegel Lioness Club in Brickerville.

Jean enjoyed going to dinner theaters; socializing with her friends; and spending time with her family, who were her pride and joy. When she did travel, she was especially fond of the New England States.

She will be lovingly missed by her daughter: Kathryn Applegarth-Hoffer, Lancaster; two sons: John Lehman, husband of Janet, Hopeland; Galen Mark Lehman, husband of Doris, New Holland; 12 grandchildren: Bryan; Matthew; Shawn Applegarth, husband of Keysi; Ben, Thomas, and Miriah Lehman; Kacey; Korey, husband of Mandee; and Katelyn Lehman; Ashley Kohl, husband of Eric; Jonathan and Jeremy Williams; 14 great-grandchildren; a half-sister: Jane Wolfe, wife of Bruce, Ephrata; and a half-brother: Mervin Kline Jr., East Petersburg.

Services were held May 10 at Brunnerville United Methodist Church, Lititz. Interment was in the Brunnerville United Methodist Cemetery.

To send online condolences to the family, visit BuchHeisey.com. Buch-Heisey Funeral Home, Lititz, handled the arrangements.

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