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LUCY BRENNEMAN ELIDA —Lucy Marie (Fogelsong) Brenneman, 90, of Elida passed away peacefully on October 14, 2016, surrounded by her family. Lucy was born December 6, 1925, in Blissfield, Michigan to Victor and Katherine (Thompson) Fogelsong. She graduated from Blissfield High School prior to attending Huntington College. On August 12, 1949, she married Moses S. Brenneman who preceded her in death on February 24, 1976. Lucy was a remarkable homemaker, and actively involved in the family farm and her community. She is remembered for her unwavering faith in God, deep love for her family, and genuine concern for others. Lucy was an active member of Central Mennonite and Pike Mennonite churches in Elida. She loved studying scripture and prayed fervently. Lucy had a heart for missions, both locally and globally. She was an active volunteer in her church and the Et Cetera Shop in Bluffton. She also served in Kentucky, Haiti, Guatemala, and Mexico, and hosted many church/mission workers in her home. She enjoyed reading, teaching children's Sunday School, participating in the Women's Sewing Circle, singing/music, gardening, and visiting family. She is survived by seven children, Ronald (Cindy) Brenneman of Elida; Marilyn (Michael) Hughes of Mt. Crawford, VA; Rita (Dale) Lehman of Broadway, VA; Kathleen (Steve) Nussbaum of White Bear Lake, MN; Stanley Brenneman of Elida; Kim (Beverly) Brenneman of Elida; and Janet (Max) Troyer of Harrisonburg, VA; twenty-four grandchildren and twenty-two great grandchildren. Lucy is also survived by sister, Phyllis Kohr, Toledo, Ohio; brother and sister-in-law, Leland and Roma Fogelsong; and twelve nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and a sister and brother-in-law, Ellen (Chuck) Neuroth. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at Pike Mennonite Church in Elida with visitation one hour prior. Pastor Darwin Hartman will be officiating. Interment will follow at Salem Mennonite Cemetery. Visitation will also be held from 2:00-8:00 p.m. at Harter and Schier Funeral Home on Friday, October 21, 2016. Memorial contributions may be made to Missionary Flights International, Lima Rescue Mission, or Guiding Light of Lima, Ohio. To leave condolences, please visit harterandschier.com
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