Patricia Virginia Lehner

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VERMILION — Patricia Virginia Lehner (nee Howard ), 90 , of Vermilion, died Sunday, April 20, 2014 at home surrounded by her family.

Patricia was born Oct.1, 1923 in Milford Center, OH. She had been a Vermilion resident since 1958 moving from Delaware, OH.

Patricia participated in high school sports including basketball and baseball. She was a homemaker and member of the Vermilion Chapter of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed gardening, shopping, cooking, playing golf and spending time with her family. She was a world traveler and a member of a local antique car club along with her late husband. She loved to spoil her pug Suki.

She is survived by her son, John S. Lehner of Lorain; grandchildren, James "Jay" Lehner, Erica (nee Lehner) Schrenkel, and Zachary Lehner; great- grandchildren, Deanna Gardinier, Jessica Schrenkel, and James Schrenkel II; sister, Sally Givens of Hudson, FL; daughters- in- law, Sue Lehner, and Rosalie Lehner both of Lorain. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Ellis Lehner in 2009; sons Charles R. Lehner who died Sept. 10, 2010, and James H. Lehner who died Aug. 15, 2004; parents Max and Katherine (nee Cheney) Howard. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 24 at Riddle Funeral Home 5345 South St., Vermilion where the family will receive friends from noon until the time of service at 1 p.m. Interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery.

The family suggests memorial contributions to National MS Society Northwestern Ohio, 401 Tomahawk Drive, Maumee, OH 43537 or New Life Hospice of St. Joseph, 3500 Kolbe Road, Lorain, OH 44053.

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Published in The Delaware Gazette from Apr. 21 to Apr. 22, 2014