Carolyn Lee Lekien (1941 - 2017)

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Carolyn Lee Lekien, 76, died December 2, 2017 at her home in Palm Coast, FL. She was born on November 24th, 1941 to John and Mary Miller in Martins Ferry, OH. She went on to raise a family, excel in her nursing career and travel the world with her husband of 56 years, Harry E Lekien Sr. Carolyn and Harry (Hans) were married April 8th, 1961 only after Hans promised Carolyn's grandmother, Mabel McPeak, that Carolyn would graduate from nursing school. On May 8, 1962 their first son, Harry E Lekien Jr was born. In 1963, Carolyn graduated from nursing school and began a long nursing career that did not end until March 2017. On September 17th, 1972, their second son, Norman Craig Lekien was born. Carolyn is survived by her husband, Hans Lekien, her son, Harry Lekien Jr and his wife Margaret Lekien and granddaughter, Delaney Lekien; her sister, Sharon Blount, her brothers Darryl, Jeff and Greg Miller and her step mother, Evelyn Miller. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Mary Welshans and father John Miller. Carolyn has gone to heaven to play euchre with her youngest son, Norman Lekien and her sister, Shirley Ross while her other sister, Linda Dolfi, is feeding everyone. A memorial service will be held Friday, December 8th at 2:30 p.m. at Clymer Funeral Home in Palm Coast at 39 N. Old Kings Rd. Visitation will be held before the service from 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. For online condolences please go to The family of Mrs. Lekien entrusted the arrangements to Clymer Funeral Home & Cremations. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Teen Challenge whose dream is to put hope within reach of every addict or at-risk youth -


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Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on Dec. 6, 2017