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Emma Josephine Lehman

November 19, 1913 — June 29, 2003

A lifetime resident of Marshall County, Emma Josephine Lehman living at 12307 11th Rd., Plymouth, for the last 18 years, died of natural causes at her home at 8:30 A.M. on Sunday June 29, 2003.

She was born in Fulton, Ind., on November 19, 1913, the daughter of Julius and Ethel Walters Becker. She graduated from LaPaz High School with the class of 1932.

On August 5, 1933 Gerald R. “Jerry” Lehman and the beautiful Emma Josephine Becker, a high school sweetheart were married in Elkhart, Ind.

Josephine worked for a while at the Plymouth Box Co., and then in Parkview Hospital in the Food Service Dept. and spent a short time working for J.C. Penney, Plymouth, before becoming a homemaker.

She loved gardening, both vegetables and flowers. She enjoyed watching birds and cooking, and spending time with her family. She attended services at Sunrise Chapel, Plymouth, Ind.

Josephine is survived by: A daughter Linda J. and Larry Gibson, Plymouth, and a son, Douglas D. Lehman, San Antonio, Texas.

Five grandchildren also survive: They are: Shane Lehman, Lanae Lehman, Jacqueline Richardson, Kenneth Gibson, Suzanne Gibson, 6 Great Granchildren and a sister, Jessie Snyder, Lake of the Woods, survive as well.

Josephine was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two brothers, Norman and John Becker, a great – grandson, Michael Richardson, and a brother –in – law Merton Snyder.

Friends are invited to visit with the family on Tuesday, July 1, 2003 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth.

Funeral services for Josephine will be in the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday July 2, 2003. The Rev. Charles Krieg, Salem United Methodist Church, Bremen, and Rev. Rustin Krapfl, Sunrise Chapel will officiate.

Burial will be in the New Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth

Memorial gifts in Josephine’s memory may be made to the Marshall County Hospice.
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