Barbara J. (Gilliom) Lehman

Born: Sun., Jan. 7, 1945
Died: Wed., Jun. 24, 2020


10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Sat., Jun. 27, 2020
Location: Fairview Missionary Church

Funeral Service

12:00 PM Sat., Jun. 27, 2020
Location: Fairview Missionary Church

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Barbara J. Lehman, 75, of Angola, Indiana and formerly of Berne, Indiana, passed away on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at Aperion Care of Angola.

She was born on January 7, 1945 to the Late Howard and Naomi (Liechty) Gilliom in Decatur, Indiana.  She married William R. Lehman on August 31, 1968.

Barbara was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.  

She attended Fairview Missionary Church in Angola for over 30 years and had been a member of the First Mennonite Church in Berne, Indiana.  

Barbara enjoyed working at Fairview Missionary Daycare in Angola, Indiana.  She loved reading, cooking and spending time with her friends.  Most of all she loved being with her family, especially her two granddaughters.

Surviving is her husband of 51 years, William R. Lehman of Angola, Indiana; two daughters, Sandy (Dennis) York of Muncie, Indiana and Suzy (Joe) Wegner of Fort Wayne, Indiana.  Also surviving are her granddaughters, Olivia Wegner and Erica York.

Funeral Services will be at 12:00 Noon on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at Fairview Missionary Church in Angola, Indiana with Rev. Norman Fuller officiating.

Visitation will be from 10 AM-12:00 Noon on Saturday prior to the service at the church.

Memorials in Barbara’s memory may be made to Fairview Missionary Church, Angola, Indiana.

Charitable donations may be made in Barbara's memory to the following organization:

Fairview Missionary Church
525 E. 200 N., Angola IN 46703
Tel: 260-665-8402

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Diane Cooper
   Posted Thu June 25, 2020
Barb was such a sweet blessing in my life. I will miss her enthusiasm for life and her friendship. May God’s peace surround you as you endure these difficult days.
In Jesus Love
Diane Cooper

Linda Price
   Posted Thu June 25, 2020
Barb was such an enthusiastic person. Always cheerful and had a smile. She will be missed by those who knew her. She especially loved her family and granddaughters.. She will be missed.

Marjorie Liechty Ropp
   Posted Thu June 25, 2020
Dear Bill, Sandy, Suzy, Olivia and Erica,
I am a first cousin of Barbara Jean. Her mother, Naomi, was a sister to my father, Gordon. I hadn't seen Barb for years and didn't have the privilege of meeting all of you. As children in Berne, all of us cousins spent many happy times together at family potlucks -- on every holiday and some Sundays in between. I loved her lively spirit! I know you will miss her terribly and I pray you will find comfort in your memories. She touched the lives of many people, even early in her life.
With love and sympathy,
Marjorie Liechty Ropp

Tony L Mellencamp
   Posted Thu June 25, 2020
You were such a sweetheart Barb. And our very first employee at East of Chicago Pizza. We will miss you. Wrap your arms around all of your family from Heaven dear lady. They will mourn as you are rejoicing.

Janis Garboden
   Posted Fri June 26, 2020
Loved spending time with Barb. We laughed and cried together thru many situations. We always new that God saw each day and that He would walk with us.
Barb enjoy your new life; so thankful we will see each other again.

Jason and Ali Russell
   Posted Fri June 26, 2020

We are just so terribly sorry about the passing of your beloved Barb. We always enjoyed stopping in your driveway on our daily walks and talking with Barb. She always made us chuckle! We would look forward to talking with her and would be disappointed if she wasn't out to talk to! We feel the same about you! May God wrap his loving arms around you and your family and may you find comfort in all your wonderful years of memories. All of our love, Jason and Ali.

   Posted Sat June 27, 2020
Barb was such lady. I will miss her smile.

Ernie & Janice Steiner
   Posted Sat June 27, 2020
Bill & family: So sorry to hear of Barb's passing; we trust God will give you strength in the coming days. Barb had a great amount of enthusiasm and loved live. God bless!!

Pat Maller
   Posted Sat June 27, 2020
Dear Bill,
We extend our sincere sympathy in the loss of dear Barb. We loved her and her bubbly personality. I was privileged to be at Berne-French with her and we graduated the same year. Hard to believe she really passed away, she was so full of life. Have enjoyed the reunions when you both were present, doesn't seem like there were nearly enough times to meet.
May God comfort you as you begin a new life without your dear wife.
Our sympathy,
Rod and Pat Maller