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Pauline M. Lenko

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PAULINE M. LENKO, 94, MISSIONARY Pauline M. Lenko, 94, widow of Rev. John Lenko, Belmont St., Pottstown, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Jan. 12. Born in Hillside, NJ, on May 2, 1918, Mrs, Lenko was the daughter of the late John and Martha Nikerle, and at a young age, received Jesus Christ as her personal Savior. She was a missionary in Costa Rica from 1945 to 1958, and a member of Berean Bible Church, Pottstown, from 1981, where she served the Lord as a Sunday School teacher and Bible Club worker. Mrs. Lenko lived with Joel and Judy Lenko for the past six years, attending Ocean City Baptist Church. Surviving are five sons, David, husband of Kathleen Lenko of Boyertown; Joel, husband of Judy Lenko of Pottstown; Daniel, husband of Patti Gail Lenko of Monrovia, MD; Philip, husband of Carol Atwell of West Sunbury, and Mark, husband of Marie Lenko of Sterling, VA; three daughters, Rachel, wife of Daniel Bernstein, of Rancho Palos Verdes, CA; Esther, wife of Robert Mench, of Smyrna, DE, and Rebecca, wife of Joel Dell, of London, Ontario; 15 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Ann and Emily, and her brother, John. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral service 11 a.m. on Friday, January 18, 2013 at the Houck & Gofus Funeral Home, Inc., 955 N. Charlotte Street, Pottstown, PA. Pastor Kevin O'Brien and Pastor Jace Erb will officiate. Interment will be in Limerick Garden of Memories, Limerick, PA. Friends may call from 10-11 a.m. on Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ocean City Baptist Church, 603 10th Street, Ocean City, NJ 08226, and Berean Bible Church, 2675 E. High Street, Pottstown, PA 19464. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.houckgofusfuneralhome.com

Published in The Mercury on Jan. 15, 2013
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