Thursday, March 12, 2009

Ruth M. Lehman

Wellsville, NY - Ruth M. Lehman, 90, a resident of Manor Hills died on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at Jones Memorial Hospital. She was born April 11, 1918 in Wellsville the daughter of Carl and Marie (Kruger) Fleischman. On August 2, 1941 in Wellsville she married Donald S. Reitz who predeceased her on August 31, 1972. On June 27, 1981 in Wellsville she married Robert A. Lehman who survives and who is a resident of the Wellsville Manor Care Center.

Ruth was a 1935 graduate of Wellsville High School. She was formerly employed at Chapman’s Furniture Store in Genesee, PA and Rockwell’s Department Store in Wellsville. She was a life member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Wellsville, a member of the Lutheran Fellowship Group; Ladies Aide, Altar Guild, Rehma Prayer Group, Friendship Bible Coffee and the Wellsville Senior Citizens. She also was a volunteer at Jones Memorial Hospital and the David A. Howe Public Library.

Surviving in addition to her husband is a daughter, Donna (Bruce) DeForest of Millsboro, DE, two sons, Karl (Sherry) Reitz of Laconia, NH and Norman (Julie) Reitz of Rochester, NY, a step daughter, Kay (Thomas) Allen of Wellsville, 12 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and several nieces & nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Richard Fleischman in 1990 and a sister, Leona Rogers in 1965.

Friends are invited to call on Saturday, March 14th from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 470 N. Main Street, in Wellsville. The funeral will follow visitation at 2:00 pm in church with Rev. Robert Morris presiding. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial suggestions include the Trinity Lutheran Church or the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

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