Celia Barbara Gerber Lehman

Celia Barbara Gerber Lehman, 94, of Orrville, Ohio and formerly of Kidron, died Feb. 8, 2023.

She was born at home to a farm family on April 9, 1928, to the late Grover and Fairy (Amstutz) Gerber and married Calvin R. Lehman on March 30, 1968.

She was a lifetime member of Kidron Mennonite Church, where she served as a Bible and Sunday school teacher.

She taught fifth grade at Kidron School for 40 years and wrote for the Daily Record and of late wrote the “Bible Nuggets” for the Budget. She taught two years at the American School in Kinshasa, Zaire.

She loved to travel, entertain and write, having written four plays, mostly about local history, and published eight books. She consistently corresponded to foreign missionaries, as well as to her own extended family, and kept a journal.

She is survived by three stepchildren, Galen (Alise) Lehman of Wooster, Judith (Seth) Ramer of Grantsville, Md., and Ethan (Karen) Lehman of South Hutchinson, Kan.; five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin Lehman; stepdaughter Audrey Lehman Willis; stepdaughter-in-law Virginia Brubaker Lehman; and siblings Dorothy (David) Schrock, Ellis (Edna) Gerber and Ruth Gerber.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mennonite Central Committee Connections or the mission fund of Kidron Mennonite Church.

Services were held at Kidron Mennonite Church. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Anabaptist World

Anabaptist World Inc. (AW) is an independent journalistic ministry serving the global Anabaptist movement. We seek to inform, inspire and Read More

Sign up to our newsletter for important updates and news!