Lola Lehman

Monday, June 11, 2012

Lola Lehman, 102, of Woodward, Okla., formerly of Piggott, died Friday, May 25, 2012, in the Grace Living Center.

Funeral services were Tuesday, May 29, 2012, in the Billings Funeral Home Chapel. Private Interment followed in the Elmwood Cemetery.

Lola Dessie (Herd) Lehman was born on June 5, 1909, in Sharon, Okla., to Daniel Calvin and Mary Luezell (Laudermilk) Herd. Lola was raised on a farm north of Tangier, Okla., and graduated from Tangier High School in 1926.

She taught one year in a small school by Sharon. Lola's mother insisted the girls get a college education, so the girls went to Oklahoma A & M. Lola worked her way through college getting a degree in Home Demonstration. She earned her Master's Degree from the University of Arkansas. She was an agent in Arkansas, serving several counties, traveling many miles.

On June 30, 1940, she was united in marriage to Clifford E. Lehman at the Presbyterian Church in Piggott, Ark. After Clifford passed away, she moved to Tulsa to help her sister Lottie take care of their parents. After their parents passed away, they decided to move to Sharon and live with their sister, Leone Adams. They decided country life was not for them, so they moved to Woodward.

Lola took care of Lottie through her illness and lived in her house until she turned 100. Lola was still doing her own cooking and driving until then. Lola decided to go to Cornerstone Assisted Living Center, residing there until she had to enter the nursing home.

She is survived by nieces, Jane McDonald of Mustang, Merline Templin of Arizona, nephew Bill Adams of Woodward and sister-in-law, Wilma Jenks of Piggott.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford; parents, Dan and Mary Herd, and sisters, Lottie Herd and Leone Adams.

Lottie was and excellent cook, made quilts too numerous to count and read her Bible through numerous times. She loved the Lord with all her heart and soul. She traced a lot of her ancestors as far back as she could, found many relatives she never knew about. She did not believe in throwing anything away if there could be any use for them. She also loved going to garage sales.

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