July 20, 2016

July 20, 2016 Obituaries

Margaret Lehnertz, of Bend
Nov. 5, 1916 - July 15, 2016
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- REDMOND www.autumnfunerals.net 541-504-9485
Services: 7:00pm Rosary on Wednesday, July 20, at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Redmond. 10:00 am on Thursday, July 21, for Mass at St. Thomas. Burial at Redmond Memorial Cemetery.

Janice Faye Brannon, of Redmond
Jan. 15, 1958 - July 7, 2016
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel www.redmondmemorial.com 541.548.3219
Services: A Private Family Gathering will be held later.
Contributions may be made to: BrightSide Animal Center, 1355 NE Hemlock Ave., Redmond, OR.

David Lee Johnson, of Redmond
Dec. 28, 1953 - July 12, 2016
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- REDMOND www.autumnfunerals.net 541-504-9485

Marguerite H. Jerome, of Redmond
May 30, 1928 - July 3, 2016
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel, www.redmondmemorial.com 541.548.3219

Effie Wheelock, of Redmond
Feb. 5, 1939 - July 2, 2016
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel, 541-548-3219redmondmemorial.com

Diana Noel Adams, of Redmond
Dec. 25, 1928 - June 24, 2016
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel, 541-548-3219redmondmemorial.com

Margaret Lehnertz 
November 5, 1916 - July 15, 2016
Margaret Lehnertz, long- time resident of Redmond, Oregon, died peacefully on July 15, 2016, in Redmond, surrounded by her children.  Margaret was born on November 5, 1916, in Alton, Iowa, the daughter of John and Theresa (Mousel) Konz.  She was raised on a farm in Alton and went to school there.  She loved to tell of horse and buggy days. Following eighth grade, she went to work in the Alton community, helping wherever needed.  During World War II she worked as a waitress for a time, and she worked in the shipyards as a certified welder.
Margaret married Wally Lehnertz on November 14, 1945, in Alton, Iowa.  The Lehnertzes moved to Redmond, Oregon, in 1947.  They bought a farm north of town and began fixing up the house, planting a garden, and the flowers she loved so much.  Her years in Iowa had prepared her for farm life in Oregon.
She was a homemaker and a great pie baker, winning Best of Show for her cherry pie at the county fair.  She sewed and enjoyed making quilts for her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.  She was a little woman with a big heart.  Her faith, her family, and her friends were her greatest treasures.
Margaret was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church, St. Thomas Altar Society, and St. Thomas Altar Society Quilters; she was also a member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas and the VFW Auxiliary.  She was an active member in the groups she joined and held many offices and worked on several committees.  She was VFW Auxiliary Secretary for 22 years.  And she was Catholic Daughter of the Year for Court 2041 in 1996.  She also worked as a bookkeeper for Newton Pump until she retired.
Margaret loved to travel.  Her favorite place to visit was Iowa, where she could visit with family and friends.  She had so many good memories of growing up there.
Survivors include four children:  Don (Mary) Leh- nertz, Sharon Allison, Dale (LuAnn) Lehnertz, all of Redmond, Oregon, and Clara (Paul) Cook of Clackamas, Oregon; ten grandchildren; nine great- grand-children; her sisters- in-law, Agnes Konz and Delores Konz of Alton, Iowa; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Margaret was preceded in death by her infant daughter Joan; her parents, John and Theresa Konz; her husband, Wally Lehnertz; her seven brothers, Ferdinand Konz, Melvin Konz, Cletus Konz, Francis Konz, Bob Konz, Ron Konz, and Pete Konz; and two sisters, Leola Ricke, and Viola Krier.
Contributions in memory of Margaret may be made to:  St. Thomas Catholic Church, Redmond.
A recitation of the rosary will be held at 7:00 p.m.Wednesday, July 20, and a Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, July 21, 10:00 a.m. at St. Thomas Catholic Church.  Interment at Redmond Memorial Cemetery.  A reception will be held following the service at the Redmond VFW Hall. 

Sherrill Lee Hebener 
1941-2016
Sherrill Lee Hebener passed away in her home July 6, after battling metastatic urothelial bladder cancer.
Sherrill was born Jan. 28, 1941, in Baker to Bill and Ruby Bailey, now deceased.
Sherrill had a daycare in Hines,  taught kindergarten in Terrebonne, and was a special education aide in Mosier. Her hobbies were quilting, hardanger, tatting, scrapbooking, knitting, and anything craft related.
Sherrill is survived by her husband of 56 years, Gary Lynn Hebener; daughter, LeeAnn Raye Gibbons-Pankratz, and her husband, Michael Pankratz; son, Phillip Lynn Hebener, and his wife, Danielle Hebener; sisters, Janet Rayne and Billie Jean Faulkner; granddaughters, Kriston Lee Gibbons, Samantha Lee Hebener, and Madelynn Annette Hebener; and great-grandson, Alex Leeum Schoenborn.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 p.m.Saturday, Aug. 6, at the Mosier Grange, 900 4th Street in Mosier.
Please mail all cards to: 8200 Hwy 30 W, The Dalles, OR  97058-8594.

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