Aug. 16, 2010 Orwigsburg Schuylkill County Pennsylvania, USA
Emma C. Lenhart, 97, formerly of Kempton, PA, passed away August 16, 2010 in the Orwigsburg Manor, Orwigsburg, PA. She was preceded in death by her husband Nevin L. Lenhart, in 1963. She was born in Lynn Township, PA, a daughter of the late Howard E. and Eva M. (Gruber) Fister.
She was a 1930 Graduate of Slatington High School and a 1932 Graduate of Kutztown Normal School. In 1932, she was employed as a school teacher for grades 1 through 8, at various one room schools including New Tripoli; later in Jacksonville; then the Weavers School in New Tripoli and later in Kistler Valley, PA. From 1951 to retiring in 1970 she was a teacher for the newly opened Northwestern Elementary School in New Tripoli, PA.
She was a member of the U.C.C. Congregation of New Bethel Union Church, Kempton, PA. where she served as a former choir member for 35 years. She was a member of the Kempton, Fire Co. Survivors: Survivors include several nieces and nephews. She was preceeded in death by five sisters, Mary Hemerly, Florence Bond, Olive Kistler, Irene Krick and Lenore Bond; and three brothers, Howard, Nevin and Paul Fister.
Services: Funeral Service Friday, August 20, 2010 at 11 a.m. in the New Bethel Union Church, 135 New Bethel Church Rd., Kempton, Pa. 18066. Rev. David W. Blitch will officiate. A Calling Hour will preceed the service beginning at 10 a.m. Interment in adjoining cemetery. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, contributions to New Bethel U.C.C. Memorial fund, send in care of the church address. Arrangements by the Nester Funeral Home, New Tripoli, PA.