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.
(sic) was born Nov. 16, 1890, in Canton, Kan., and resided
there until 1911 when her family moved to
Kan. She attended Hesston College
and later was graduated from the
of California at Berkeley. She taught at
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.
operated a children's home here for a number of years, going
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
for the committee, later returning to
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.
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