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Jean A. Lenker

Jean A. Lenker Obituary

Jean A. Carl Lenker, 83, of Main Street, Ashland, passed away Friday, Oct. 16, at the home of her granddaughter and care giver in Elysburg.

Born Sept. 26, 1937, in Spring Glen, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Carrie Schade Koons. She attended the former Hegins Township High School, and was member of the Lavelle Church of the Nazarene, recently serving as church office secretary. Jean worked as a sewing machine operator for the Ashland Shirt Factory until her retirement.

Preceding her in death was her husband, Marlin, passing in 2000; a son, Marlin, passing in 1985; a brother, James Koons; a sister, Patsy Paul.

Survivors are daughter, Tina Cooke, Paxinos; daughter, Deborah Galbraith, Mechanicsburg; granddaughter, Erica, wife of Jason Campbell, Elysburg; grandsons, Francis Letcavage, Joshua Galbraith and Christopher Galbraith; great-grandchildren, Alden and Ellie Campbell, Mia Rose Letcavage and Benjamin Letcavage.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life funeral service at 3 p.m., Oct. 25, at Lavelle Church of the Nazarene, 2879 Fairgrounds Road, Ashland. A visitation will be held at 1 p.m. until the service at the church. Private interment will be in Citizen's Cemetery, Lavelle. Memorials may be made to Lavelle Church of the Nazarene, P.O. Box 251, Lavelle, PA 17943. Visit www.Fritzfuneralhome.com. Richard W. Fritz Funeral Home, Ashland, is in charge of funeral arrangements.


Published in Republican & Herald from Oct. 17 to Oct. 19, 2020
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