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Margery M. Lehman

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Margery M. Lehman, 86 of Cridersville, died at 9:43 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, at Otterbein-Cridersville Retirement Center.

She was born in Perry Township, Allen County, on May 7, 1926, a daughter of the late Roy H. and Mary Rose Eibling Sidener.

On June 14, 1947, she married Darrell E. Lehman, who died Nov. 12, 1991. She also was preceded in death by a son, Brent Lehman; and a sister, Edith Sidener.

She is survived by a son, Michael (Cathy) Lehman of Cridersville; a daughter, Cheryl (Larry) Walker of Bellefontaine; a daughter-in-law, Tammy (Joe) Lehman-McDonnell of Lima; six grandchildren, Connie (Mark) Simons of Findlay, Jodi (David) Snyder of Marysville, Justin (Emily) Lehman of Lima, Jenny Lehman of Ann Arbor, Mich.,  Jaime Lehman of Columbus and Jacob Lehman of Lima; one stepgrandson, Evan McDonnell of Lima; two great-granddaughters, Margaret Snyder of Marysville and Peyton Lehman of Lima, and a great-grandchild due in December; a brother, Charles Sidener of Cridersville; two sisters-in-law, Janet Lehman of Cridersville and Sharon Lehman-Barr of Lima; and many nieces and nephews.

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 was part of 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.

The Rev. Kent Wilson officiates a funeral at 11 a.m. Monday at Zion Lutheran Church. Burial follows in Fairmount Cemetery, north of Uniopolis. Visitation is from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville, and one hour prior to the service Monday.

Memorial contributions may be made to Zion Lutheran Church, 1300 Edgewood Drive, Lima; St. Rita’s Hospice; or First Lutheran Church, 208 W. Sandusky Ave., Bellefontaine.

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