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Mary E. Lehl death

Monday, October 3, 2011

Mary Estaline Lehl

Aug. 3, 1918 - Sept. 2, 2011

McCOOK -- Mary Estaline Lehl, age 93, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011 at Community Hospital.

She was born Aug. 3, 1918, at Woodruff, Kansas to Arthur Stanley and Julia Myrtle (Miller) Phelps. She attended school in Orleans and graduated from Orleans High with the Class of 1935. She continued her education with a nursing certificate from Iowa City, Iowa.

On Aug. 21, 1939, she married Donald Lehl from McCook, Nebraska in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and to this union two daughters and one son were born; Donna Lehl Baum, Mary Jane Lehl Lentz and Charles Bruce Lehl. The family made their home in McCook.

Mary was a member of St. Alban's Episcopal Church. She was an Alter Guild member for over twenty years, which she enjoyed.

She knitted, crocheted, and played bridge. She enjoyed her family especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Besides her parents and husband Don, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Art, Edward and Charles; and three sisters, Ruth, Grace and Elsie.

Survivors include two daughters, Donna Baum of Lubbock, Texas, Mary Jane Lentz and husband, Linford of Lufkin, Texas; son, Charles Lehl of Lincoln; sister-in-law, Marjorie Phelps; three grandchildren, Georgia Redding, Chad Baum, Darcy Marshall; three great-grandchildren, Bradi, Ty and Bode Marshall; many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be given in her name.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, 10 a.m. at St. Alban's Episcopal Church with Rev. Mary Hendricks officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will be today, from 1 -- 8 p.m. at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home.

Friends may sign her book at the funeral home or sign her guestbook online at www.carpenterbreland.com.

Carpenter Breland Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.