Information for Viola Wenger Lenhert

16 November, 1890 – 2 October, 1962

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

October, 1962
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo


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Viola W. Lenhert

    NAMPA—Services for Mrs. Viola Wenger Lenhart (sic), 71, of 1003 Sixth Street North, who died here Tuesday, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Mennonite Church with Pastor Harold Hochstetler officiating, assisted by Pastor D. A. Good.  Interment will be at Hillcrest under the direction of Alsip Chapel.
    Mrs. Lenhart (sic) was born Nov. 16, 1890, in Canton, Kan., and resided there until 1911 when her family moved to Hesston, Kan. She attended Hesston College and later was graduated from the University of California at Berkeley. She taught at Beulah College in Upland, Calif., two years, 1920-21, later moving to Portland where she served in the Portland Mission for 13 years, coming here in 1937.
    Mrs. Lenhert operated a children's home here for a number of years, going to Akron, Pa. in 1946 for the Mennonite Central Committee and serving there for four years.  While there she was sent to Europe by the committee in the interest of relief for Europeans, and she also traveled extensively throughout the United States and Canada for the committee, later returning to Nampa.  She then operated a bookstore here at her home on Sixth Street North.
    Mrs. Lenhert was married to Samuel Lenhert at her sister's home in Clearbrook, B. C., March 2, 1960.  She was a life-long member of the Mennonite Church and was active in church work, including visiting, tract distribution and teaching.
    Survivors include her husband of Nampa; six sisters, Mrs. Elmer (Nora) Hershey, Mrs. Paul (Martha) Hershey, both of Gulf Port, Miss., Mrs. Christ (Cora) Vogt and Mrs. John (Mary) Detwiler, both of ,Hesston, Mrs. Ernest (Barbara) Garber of Sheridan, Ore., and Mrs. Abe Anna) Good of Nampa; one brother, Daniel Wenger of Ceres, Calif., and nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by a sister and brother


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