ADA - Connie S. Lehman, 60, passed away at 11:45 p.m., on Friday, May 31, 2013, at Bridge Hospice Care Center, in Findlay.
She was born on Nov. 22, 1952, in Kenton, to Carl D. and F. Jeanne (Vermillion) Hepner, who preceded her in death. Her step-mother, Carol Hepner, survives in Ada. On June 14, 1975, she married Thomas F. Lehman and he survives in Ada.
Connie had a powerful and inspiring faith in the Lord that reflected in all she did. Connie was a private music teacher and was also a substitute school teacher for Ada Schools. She did more than teach music lessons, she taught life lessons. She was a 1971 graduate of Ada High School and a 1975 graduate of ONU with a degree in music education. She was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church, Ada, where she was the organist, the music leader for Vacation Bible School, and taught Sunday School for many years. Connie was a La Leche League leader for several years and was a member of several Bible studies in Ada. She was a former Cub Scout leader for Pack 124 and a Venture Crew leader for Crew 124. She completed the Philmont Trek in New Mexico in 2006. Connie spoke at several cancer events and was a life mentor for several people.
Also surviving are two sons, Thomas F. (Michelle) Lehman, II, of Lakewood, and Rev. Jacob (Melissa) Lehman, of Kalamazoo, Mich.; three daughters, Susanna (Zach) Mayo, of Columbus, Elizabeth (Russell) Hanson, of Altoona, Wisc., and Leah Lehman, of Ada; and three grandchildren, Brianna, Clarice, and George Lehman.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Cheri Warren on October 18, 2012.
Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m., on Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at St. Mark Lutheran Church, Ada, with Pastor David Coffin and Pastor Jack Duffy officiating. Burial will be in Candler Cemetery, Ada.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., on Monday, June 3, and from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., on Tuesday, June 4, at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada, and one hour prior to the service Wednesday at the church.
Memorial contributions can be made to St. Mark Lutheran Church, Ada, and/or Camp Luther in North Kingsville, Ohio, and/or the American Cancer Society.
Condolences may be expressed at www.hansonneely.com.