J. Wilmer Lehman, 88,
of Carlisle, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 4, 2013, at his home at Chapel Pointe in Carlisle.
He was born on July 5, 1925, in Carlisle, a son of the late Abram N. and Mary E. (Steckley) Lehman. He
is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 62 years, Gladys (Books) Lehman.
Wilmer graduated in 1943 from the Messiah Academy. He was a salesman and manager for M & Z
Carpets in Carlisle for many years. He was a lifelong member of the Carlisle Brethren in Christ Church,
where over the years he served as a deacon, trustee, Church board member for 35 years, treasurer and choir member.
Wilmer enjoyed traveling with his wife and spending time with his grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters; Gail L. (Kevin) Ryan of Souderton and Lanette L. (Jim)
Kellie of Larned, KS, one brother, Abram Lehman of Conway, Ark., one sister, Sara Coolidge of Williamsport, eight grandchildren;
Meghan Ryan, Nathanael Ryan, Michael Ryan, Jeremy Snyder, Luke Snyder, Carrie Kellie, Jason Kellie and Emily Smith.
Wilmer was predeceased by one grandson, Aaron E. Snyder, two brothers; Bruce and Carl Lehman and three sisters; Pearl
Stull, Ruth Lehman and Ferne Wenger.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 9, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. in the Carlisle Brethren in Christ
Church, 1155 Walnut Bottom Rd., Carlisle, with Rev. Kenneth Hoke officiating. Burial will be in Westminster
Memorial Gardens, Carlisle. A viewing will be held on Sunday from 1 – 3:00 p.m. at the Ewing Brothers
Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover Str., Carlisle and at the church on Monday from 9:30 a.m. until time of services.
Memorial contributions may be made to his church or to Chapel Pointe at Carlisle, 770 S. Hanover Str., Carlisle, PA
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Gladys, Gail, Lynette and families, Even though we all knew this day would come, it doesn't make it easy.
We know that he is part of a wonderful Lehman reunion in Heaven. He's with Carl, Ferne, Mother, Pop, just for starters.
I was so sorry to hear of Wilmer's passing. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Dear Gladys, Gail, Lanette and all your loved
ones. Barb and my prayers for all of you. We're sad but at the same time rejoicing that Wilmer is fully restored and
singing praises to his and our savior. I always considered your family as my family,especially growing up. Your husband
and dad was, is, and always will be an inspiration and example to me as to the way a man is to take care of both his family
and fellow man. I love all of you and count it an honor to have been a part of Mr. Lehman's life. Much Love Mike &
Barb (P.S. I'm 13!!)
Mike & Barb Thimgan
Gail and family, Even though we could not be with you for services, our love and prayers were with you. We give thanks for
a life well lived.
Warmly, Heather Heagy
loving thoughts and prayers to your family, Gail, from ours. I think of your dad as a gentleman,quiet in spirit, strong in
his faith. He devoted his life to serve others in the name of Jesus, to love "his girls," deeply, and always be
available to support and encourage his family and friends. He will be missed by all who experienced his kindness.
DeLaine and Ron Niesley
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