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Lois J. Lehman

November 16, 2011

    Lois J. Lehman, 87, of Berne, passed away on Monday, November 14, at Swiss Village Retirement Community.
    She was born on August 14, 1924, in Berne to Werner B. and Florence Teeters Lehman.
    She was a retired teacher and librarian who graduated from Berne-French High School and Wheaton College in Illinois. She held master's degrees in English and in library and information science from Indiana University.
    She taught at Huntington College (now Huntington University) and Berne-French High School, among other places, and was a missionary teacher at Sierra Leone, a nation in western Africa.
    She served as the director of instructional materials for South Adams Schools, as a librarian at Indiana University, and as the dean of libraries and information services at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia, from which she retired in 1994.
    After retiring, she traveled widely, helping libraries in Bible colleges and seminaries in developing countries.
    She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church at Berne and the Delta Kappa Gamma and Beta Phi Mu sororities.
    Surviving are one sister, Joan Koos of Decatur; one nephew, Alan Foust of Evansville, Indiana; five nieces, Pamela Koos Hakes and Nancy Koos Loshe of Decatur; Lee Ann Foust Egan of Schererville; Kim Stalnaker Baker of Fishers; and Jan Stalnaker Scott of Brownsburg; and 10 great-nieces and great-nephews.
    She was preceded in death by three sisters, Nancy Jane Lehman, Sarabelle Foust, and Betty Stalnaker.
    Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, November 18, in Trinity United Methodist Church, with Pastor Mark Harris officiating.
    Burial will be in MRE Cemetery, rural Berne.
    Visiting hours are 9-11 a.m. Friday in the chapel at Swiss Village and 1-2 p.m. Friday in the church.
    Preferred memorials are to the Samaritan Fund at Swiss Village and/or to Trinity United Methodist Church.
    Arrangements were by Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne.

 

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