Gladys M. Lehman, 89, a resident of
Chapel Pointe at Carlisle, passed away on Friday, December 29, 2017 in UPMC Pinnacle Carlisle. She was born on March 31,
1928 in Cleona, Lebanon County, and was a daughter of the late Elmer M. and Carrie A. (Light) Books, and the widow of J. Wilmer
Lehman, who passed away on December 4, 2013.
Gladys was a 1946 graduate of Lebanon High School.
She worked in settlements with the former Coon & Co. Real Estate and as the bookkeeper and secretary with the former
ladies apparel store "Wengers", both of Carlisle. Gladys is a longtime member of The Meeting House (formerly known
as the Carlisle Brethren in Christ Church), and where she was a member of the Carlisle District Sunday School Association
for many years.
She is survived by two daughters; Gail L. (Kevin) Ryan of Souderton and Lanette
L. (Jim) Kellie of Larned, KS, one brother; Elmer L. Books of Cleona, eight grandchildren; Meghan Ryan, Nathanael Ryan, Michael
Ryan, Jeremy Snyder, Luke Snyder, Carrie Kellie, Jason Kellie and Emily Smith. She was preceded in death by her husband Wilmer;
one brother, Curtis Books; one sister, Irma Mellinger; and one grandson, Aaron E. Snyder,
Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, January 5, 2018 in The Meeting House, 1155 Walnut Bottom Road, Carlisle,
with Rev. Kenneth Hoke officiating. Burial will be in Westminster Memorial Gardens, Carlisle. A viewing will be held on
Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the church and on Friday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until time of the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Chapel Pointe at Carlisle, 770 S. Hanover St, Carlisle, PA 17013. Ewing Brothers Funeral
Home, Carlisle, is in charge of the arrangements. Visit www.Since1853.com to send condolences.
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want to express our sympathy to Gail and Lanette and your families in the passing of your Mother. We will always remember
Gladys as a very kind, generous, loving lady whose faith was always finding all kinds of practical expressions, and our family
was often the beneficiary.
Lee & Shelley Winger
Gladys was a wonderful and kind, loving lady who always had a smile.
God bless her now and always.
Nancy Louise Shoemaker
Gail and Lynette and families, Denny and I were surprised to read about your Mother's
passing. I always looked forward to visiting with her at Family functions. She was still sharp as a tack and I enjoyed the
times we had to chat. May God's love and comfort pour over you as you mourn your loss and hold memories dear. Love, Denny
We were so
sorry to hear of your Mother's death. She was a lovely lady and I enjoyed many visits with her over the last few years.
She never missed an opportunity to congratulate and encourage our 3 children in their growing-up years. She will be greatly
Much love and comfort
to you, my cousins, in these years of the passing of our parents generation. Peace be with you.
and Wilmer were stalwart leaders in the Carlisle BIC church. They were both great people whom I knew growing up as a young
lad and onward into adulthood. Both Wilmer and Gladys had those great smiles and warm hearts. I always respected and cherished
both of them for their strong practice of the Christian faith and family values. They will leave behind a legacy of love and
concern for others. May God be with all the greater Lehman family members during this time of loss and who can rest assured
they are both with our almighty Heavenly Father.
Glenn Peterson Jr & Wife Martha, Carlisle
Gail and Lanette and families, I want to express my sorrow in the passing
of your Mother. She was a great women that was there for me when I was growing up!!! I was glad I got to talk her a couple
years ago and was blessed to share memories of days gone by. So many people will miss her presence and guidance. She now soars
with the Angels!
Bette King Skolnik
So very saddened to hear of your Mother's death. I have nothing but wonderful memories of our families
times together. From pulling taffy in your kitchen on College street to the many vacations we went on together. (especially
fond of the Limigan damn). Your Mom will certainly be missed by all who knew her. She was a super Gal and she loved the Lord!!
We are so sadden by the passing of our dear friend but we are also rejoicing in the fact that heaven received
a soul that was born an angel. To the family- Your mother, grandmother, sister was so proud of her whole family.
We will miss her yearly Christmas letter. God Bless all of you.
Jeff and Shawndel Staruh
I am so sorry to hear about her passing.
I was travelling on business and unable to attend the funeral. Gladys and Wilmer were my landlords for three years when
I was in law school and they treated me like family. They were truly wonderful people.
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