May 27, 1937 -- December 8, 2019
Kathryn Sue Lehman, 82, of Topeka, passed away on Sunday afternoon
December 8 at her home while surrounded by her family.
Kathryn Sue (Yelton) Lehman was born May 27, 1937 to Franklin and
Marguerite (Walden) Yelton in Hazel Dell, Illinois. She married Joe Lehman
on June 19, 1955 at Emma Mennonite Church and moved to LaGrange
County in 1955 where she would live the remainder of her life.
She is survived by her husband; three daughters, Laurinda “Laurie” (Steve)
Sherck, Julia (Robert) Rubinstein, Beverly Elliott all of LaGrange County; 10
grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, three sisters, Lenora Johnson, Shirley
(Bob) Fleming, Sonja Yelton and brother, Jeffrey (Ronda) Yelton. She was
preceded in death by her parents and brother, Michael Yelton.
Kathryn met her husband while singing with her sister, Lenora, and they
formed a music group along with Lloyd Miller, which performed with the Red
Cross, at VA hospitals all throughout the Chicago land area in the mid 1950’s.
She loved traveling and seeing the beauties of nature and except for her
home on Emma Lake, Colorado was her favorite place.
Kathryn was a quiet compassionate stay at home mother, Sunday school
teacher and church custodian until she and her husband, Joe, opened
Lehman’s Music and Ice Cream Parlor in 1980. Lehman’s Music eventually
moved to Lagrange. She loved music and gave guitar and bass lessons at
their store. Kathryn and her husband continued their love of music
throughout their lives and she played bass with the Emma Town Singers for
over 30 years.
Visitation will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Wednesday,
December 11 at Emma Church, Topeka. Funeral services will take place at
10:00 am on Thursday, December 12, also at the church. Pastor Gene
Hartman will conduct the services. Burial will take place at Greenwood
Cemetery, LaGrange. Memorial contributions may be given to Heart to Heart
Hospice or Menno Clinic.
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Kathryn Sue Lehman