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Charles Lehman

February 3, 1934 — December 16, 2023

Charles LeRoy Lehman of Chambersburg, PA, died on December 16, 2023 in the Chambersburg Hospital. Because Charles trusted in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ for his righteousness, he had confidence that after death he would be with Jesus. Thus, the family grieves, but not as those who have no hope.

Born on February 3, 1934, to Merle and Ida (Burkholder) Lehman, Charles was the second of 5 children. He attended Portico, Greenvillage, and Springhill Elementary schools; and Shippensburg high school; completing his senior year of high school at Messiah Academy in 1952. In 1958 he graduated from Messiah College with a B.A. in Bible. While in college, he married A Ruth Oldham on June 23, 1956. After college he became an ordained minister in the Brethren in Christ Church, and pastored forty years in the following Pennsylvanian Brethren in Christ churches: Colyer, Center County; Locust Grove, York County; Mowersville, Newburg; and West Side, Chambersburg. During his pastorates at Colyer and Locust Grove he also built houses to support his family. Between serving at Locust Grove and Mowersville, he directed Paxton Street Ministries in Harrisburg, PA. for 3 years. Over his life he served on several boards including Messiah Home/Messiah Lifeways, The Brethren in Christ Allegheny Conference, and Roxbury Holiness Camp, Orrstown, PA, which he also served as treasurer. In these various roles Charles was appreciated for his integrity, insight, kindness, and faithfulness.

Charles is preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Joy Lehman; brother Eldon Lehman, sister-in-law, Anna Mary Lehman; brothers-in-law Harry Bert, and Kenneth Hoover; grandson Ezra Mohn. He is survived by his wife A. Ruth Lehman; children: Joseph Lehman (Nancy) Simsbury, CT; Joanna Mohn (Kenneth) Fillmore, MO; Julia Lehman, LeRoy, NY. Grandchildren are Nathan Lehman, New London, CT; Stephen Mohn, Platt City, MO; Joshua Mohn (Heidi), Spokane, WA; Rebekah Mohn, Wheaton, Il; Caleb Mohn, Fillmore, MO; Jaelynn Mohn, and Samuel Mohn, Fillmore, MO. Great grandchildren are Thaddeus Mohn, Annabelle Mohn, Andrew Mohn, Spokane, WA. Surviving siblings are Gladys Bert, Lititz, PA; Mary Jane Jones (Art), Fayetteville, PA; Erma Hoover, Mechanicsburg, PA; and siter-in-law, Doris Stern Lehman, Chambersburg, PA.

Visitation will be at the Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg, PA, Tuesday December 26, from 6-8:00 pm and at Air Hill Brethren in Christ Church 7041 Cumberland Highway, Chambersburg, PA, on Wednesday, December 27, 10-10:45 AM prior to the funeral at 11:00 AM. Rev. John Melhorn will officiate. Internment is immediately following the service at the adjacent cemetery.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the service will not be live-streamed.

Donations can be made in his memory to Roxbury Holiness Camp, 13763 Cumberland Highway, Orrstown, PA 17244. Or Air Hill Brethren in Christ Church 7041 Cumberland Highway, Chambersburg, PA 17202.

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Past Services

Visitation

Tuesday, December 26, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Second Visitation

Wednesday, December 27, 2023

10:00 - 10:45 am (Eastern time)

Air Hill Brethren in Christ Church

7041 Cumberland Highway, Chambersburg, PA 17202

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Service

Wednesday, December 27, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Air Hill Brethren in Christ Church

7041 Cumberland Highway, Chambersburg, PA 17202

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Interment

Air Hill Brethren In Christ Church Cemetery

, Chambersburg, PA

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