Edith Mae (Lichtenberger) Lehman

Born: Wed., Feb. 14, 1923
Died: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Sun., Nov. 05, 2017
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Mon., Nov. 06, 2017
Location: Messiah Village Chapel

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Mon., Nov. 06, 2017
Location: Messiah Village Chapel


12:30 PM Mon., Nov. 06, 2017
Location: Mechanicsburg Cemetery

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Edith Mae (Lichtenberger) Lehman

A Dedicated and Generous Volunteer -

Edith Mae (Lichtenberger) Lehman, age 94, of Mechanicsburg, PA, went Home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, November 1, 2017.  Edith was born on Wednesday, February 14, 1923 in Carlisle, PA to the late Harry Edwin Lichtenberger and Zora Ellen (Baitsell) Lichtenberger.  Edith was the widow of Robert Samuel Lehman, Sr., whom she married on August 14, 1943, and who died on July 26, 1993.  In addition to her parents and husband, Edith is preceded in death by her son, Donald Lehman; and her grandson, Jason Rosado.

Edith’s survivors include her eight children: Lois Nester and her husband, Francis, of Mechanicsburg, PA, Jean Heise and her husband, David, of Lowbanks, Ontario Canada, Fern Steckbeck and her husband, Millard, of Mt. Joy, PA, Robert “Bob” Lehman, Jr. and his wife, Betty, of Dillsburg, PA, Ruth Rosado and her husband, Carlos, of Waynesboro, PA, Mary Simmons and her husband, Ray, of Mechanicsburg, PA, Steven Lehman and his wife, Diane, of Oklahoma City, OK, Beth Roush of Liverpool, PA; her 28 grandchildren; her 48 great-grandchildren; her six great great-grandchildren; her three sisters: Elizabeth Myers of Mechanicsburg, PA, Grace Pierce of Annville, PA, Ethel Barnett of Carlisle, PA; her special friend and caregiver, Jackie Peel; and many nieces and nephews.

Edith graduated from Good Hope School in Mechanicsburg.  She was a lifelong member of the Brethren in Christ faith, where she served as a Sunday and Bible school teacher, as a part of the missionary prayer circle, and with the Pioneer Girls.  Edith was an excellent cook who made the best iced tea in the world.  She never hesitated to offer a helping hand especially when it came to assisting her husband on the farm.  Edith continued her volunteer work while she lived at Messiah Village by helping fill water pitchers for the other residents.  The most important thing to Edith was her family.  She treasured the time that was spent with each of them and they will cherish all the memories that were made; Edith will be missed dearly.

All are welcome to join Edith’s family at her viewing on Sunday, November 5, 2017, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on Monday, November 6, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel at Messiah Lifeways at Messiah Village, 100 Mount Allen Drive, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055; with Steven Lehman and Pastor Debbie Bentch officiating.  Burial will follow in Mechanicsburg Cemetery.  Honored to be pallbearers are: Lynn Nester, Wendell Nester, Andrew Steckbeck, Justin Lehman, Derek Lehman, Mashawn Hepner, Emily Roush, and Janell Ressler.  Edith’s family invites everyone to join them for a time of food and fellowship immediately following the burial at the Mechanicsburg Brethren in Christ Church, 1050 South York Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055.

Contributions in celebration of Edith’s life can be made to the Messiah Village Endowment Fund, 100 Mount Allen Drive, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055, www.MessiahLifeways.org/Giving/Donate; or the Brethren in Christ World Missions, 431 Grantham Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17019, www.BICUS.org/Donate.

Edith’s family has entrusted her care to Myers – Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory in Mechanicsburg, (717) 766-3421.  Read Edith’s full obituary, view her memorial video and portrait, and sign her official guest book at Buhrig.com.

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Earl & Marlene Lebo
   Posted Thu November 02, 2017
You are in our thoughts and prayers during this time. No matter how old a person is, it is hard to say good-bye.

debra ford
   Posted Fri November 03, 2017
Mary, sad to hear about your Mother. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Christine Lehman
   Posted Fri November 03, 2017
What a beautiful video tribute. I really wish we could be there to hug you all. We will be praying for you as you gather and as you say "goodbye" for now. What a rich heritage. She will be missed. She is with Jesus and that is the most wonderful thing! Love you all.

Bessie Lehman
   Posted Fri November 03, 2017
We loved to be around Aunt Edith, she was a gem (such a wonderful person), Heaven gained a gem this week

Linda Strine
   Posted Fri November 03, 2017
So Sorry Mary... Losing a mother is never easy as I know... You are in my thoughts and prayers... You have so many wonderful memories to cherish.. May they help you through this difficult time.

Take Care !
Linda Strine

Roger and Barbara Heise
   Posted Fri November 03, 2017
Dear Jean and Dave,
We are thinking of you all at this time. We watched the beautiful video of your Mom's life and by the end we felt as if we knew her. What a lovely soul.

Rev. Martha J. Lockwood
   Posted Sat November 04, 2017
To the Lehman/Heise family: I have such fond memories of Edith from my time in PA. Her smile lit up the room and she was so proud of her family. I find it interesting that she was born on Valentine's Day (a day dedicated to love), and left this world on All Saints Day. Indeed she loved her Lord, her family, and all she met. Now she is in God's presence and has joined all the other saints especially her beloved Robert. May you all experience the comfort of the Holy Spirit as you say good bye to this wonderful woman.

Rev. and Mrs. Ron Burgard
   Posted Sat November 04, 2017
Our sincere condolences to the Lehman Family. Edith was a Godly woman and a great blessing to the world in which she lived. She was an inspiration to know and visit over the years. Her warm smile and gracious words lifted many a load. We look forward to our reunion in Heaven with Edith and all God's children.

Stan & Sherry Eyster
   Posted Sun November 05, 2017
Edith and Bob's lives were well lived. Our lives were made richer because of them! May God continue to bless the family.

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