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Pearl L. Lehman, 94, of Northumberland, formerly of Hilbish Heights, later Oak Park and at the Lewis Building, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, at Nottingham Village, Northumberland, where she had been a resident.
She was born July 21, 1923, in Lamar, a daughter of the late Grover Clevland and Nancy Elizabeth Barner. On Aug. 5, 1944, she married Reed F. Lehman who preceded her in death on April 21, 2003.

Pearl attended Mill Hall High School.
She was a fly tier for the Pequea Fish Hook Factory in Loganton and later became a manager for W.T. Grants, Sunbury.
She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Northumberland where she used her knitting talents for the Guidepost Project, Knit for Kids.
Along with her passion for knitting, Pearl also enjoyed playing bingo and working on puzzles.

She is survived by her son, Robert L. Lehman of Sunbury; three grandsons, Chad Lehman and wife Nicole of Virginia, Justin Lehman of Duncannon, and Brock Lehman and wife Beth of Sunbury; four great-grandchildren, Cameron, Alexander, Addison and Jackson; and one brother and sister-in-law, Jimmy H. and Sandra Barner of Mill Hall.
In addition to her parents and husband of 58 years, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Jeanne M. Karchner; two sisters, Betty Haffley and Marie Rogers; and four brothers, Clifford, Raymond, Grover and Gordon Barner.

Friends and family may call from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Monday where a service of the Eastern Star will follow at 7:45, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, followed by the funeral at 11, at the Joseph W. Epler Funeral Home, 210 King St., Northumberland, with Pastor Leslie Halchak officiating.
Burial will follow in Riverview Cemetery, Northumberland.

Contributions in Pearl's memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701.
Published on March 1, 2018
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