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      Penni Dianne Lehman, age 64, of Lamar, passed away early Friday morning, November 3, 2017, at Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Lockwood.

      Penni was born October 15, 1953, in Lamar, the first of the five children of Roy and Thelma (Johnston) Lehman.  After graduating from Lamar High School in 1971, she went on to earn a bachelor of science degree in education from SMS in Springfield.  Throughout her 32 years of teaching high school sciences, Penni sparked the love of learning, enriched lives and contributed to the success of countless students in Golden City, Republic, and Lamar.  She was devoted to her family and was a dedicated member of First Baptist Church.

      Survivors include her parents, Roy and Thelma Lehman, Lamar; two brothers, Jerald (Connie) Lehman and Allen Lehman all of Lamar; her twin sisters, Kenda (Mark) Garfield, Lamar, and Karma (Mark) Hartong, St. Joseph.  Penni was proud to be the aunt of Kelsey (Brandon) Parker, Brandon (Brittanii) Lehman, Nicole (Micah) Osborne, Whitney Garfield, Parker (Ciara) Garfield, Alison (Mitchell) Hedrick, and Taylor (Austin) Doran.  She delighted in her great-nephews and great-nieces, Karson and Sophia, Trentyn, Talia, & Jaidyn, Eli & Ella, and Macey, and was looking forward to celebrating the birth of great-niece Doran this December.  She will be greatly missed by her large extended family and a host of friends.

      Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, November 5th, at Daniel Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. Sunday.  Burial will be in Lake Cemetery.

      Memorial contributions are suggested to First Baptist Church in care of the funeral home.


#18 Springfield, MOJulie Barker 2017-11-08 07:28
Lehman Family,
So sorry to hear of Penni's passing. Wishing you all the comfort that can only come from knowing this world is not the end. Prayers and well wishes being sent your way!
#17 Neohso, MOMelissa Felkner Cole 2017-11-07 10:45
My heart is saddened to learn of Ms. Lehman's passing, but rejoicing to learn she is now in heaven. She was a very sweet lady, and I enjoyed having her as a teacher. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.
#16 Julie Jarmon 2017-11-06 22:16
I am truly sorry for the loss and pain that the Lehman family and friends are feeling because of losing Penni recently in death. Most of us have had to endure the sorrow of losing a loved one in death. What helped me the most was prayer and faith in God's promises like found here at 1 Corinthians 15: 26 and it tells us: "And the last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing." Isaiah 33:24 guarantees us: "And no resident will say "I am sick," ever again. God's kingdom that Jesus taught us to pray for at Matt. 6: 9, 10 will bring about these wonderful promises, including the resurrection. None of us are guaranteed tomorrow, but we are all guaranteed a resurrection. (John 5:28, John 6:40, John 11:23-25) You are in my prayers.
#15 Lamar, MoJanelle Campbell 2017-11-06 11:30
My heart aches for Penni's family, as I know how much they will miss her as will ALL who knew her. This earthly world has lost a tremendous being, but this world is not our home..... Penni is home! We celebrate her beautiful life and example she was for us. Much LOVE and prayers from Janelle and family.
#14 LamarJohn & Marcia Bary 2017-11-06 08:09
Our sincere sympathies are extended to all Penni's family and friends. Penni was such a great teacher and professional as well as a wonderful human being.
#13 Taberville,moSteve & Sharon Schlichting 2017-11-05 16:07
Sorry for your loss. May God be with your family during these troubled times,,
#12 Lamar, MOSteve and Sarabelle DeWitt 2017-11-05 15:42
Praying for peace for all family members, know she will be missed by all.
#11 Michaela Clark Claspill 2017-11-04 19:01
She was a wonderful lady. I always enjoyed visiting with her at school. You all are in my prayers during this time. It is comforting to know she isn't in pain, but will be missed by many.
#10 Joplin, Mo.Kathy Whitemyer 2017-11-04 17:56
I am so sorry to hear of her passing. She will always be remembered as a fun loving happy teacher, who was good to her students. She was a beautiful person inside and out!
#9 Lawrence, KansasCarole Posten Williams 2017-11-04 17:49
So very sorry to hear of Penni's passing. I know she will be missed. You are all in my prayers!

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