Coleen J. Lenig, 73. of 22 Maple Street, Danville, PA, died at the Geisinger
Medical Center on Thursday morning, February 22, 2008. She was born in
Morris, PA on May 12, 1934. the daughter of Dr. Clifford D. Jenkins and Mary
Ames Jenkins. On May 30, 1954 at the Northumberland Methodist Church (now
Christ UM) Coleen married Robert D. Lenig who survives. Her death ended a
union of over 53 years. Also surviving are her sister, Carolyn Hogendobler,
and her niece, Helen Martin, who she considered to be another sister. Her
survivors include 15 nieces and nephews, plus their children, and numerous
close friends who were dear to her. Coleen was preceded in death by her
parents and a sister, Ruth Beaver.
Music has always been a big part of Coleen's life, beginning at an early age
with lessons on her mother's piano. She played the clarinet in the Danville
Community Band and later in the Danville High School Band. She sang in the
Lycoming College Choir during her college years and remained active in music
by serving as Choir Director for 9'/2 years at Trinity United Methodist
Church in Danville. She then sang in the adult choir there for many years.
Coleen graduated from Danville High School in 1952. At the time of her
death, she was Chairperson of the Picnic & Reunion Committee and served as
the Class Treasurer. She graduated from Lycoming College in 1954 as a
medical secretary. During her lifetime she worked as a secretary at TRW in
Danville and then Family Counseling & Mental Health Clinic in Bloomsburg.
After her retirement from Family Counseling, she served as a Mahoning
Township poll worker and as the church secretary under Pastor Rick Shearer,
St. James United Church of Christ, until the time of her death.
Coleen was an avid sports fan, most especially where Penn State was
concerned. Her greatest loves were her flower gardens, antiquing, genealogy,
crafts, camping, traveling, and wintering in Mission. TX.
celebration of Coleen's life will be held on Saturday, March 1, 2008 at
11:00 a.m. at St. James United Church of Christ Ridgeville, 2507 Old Bloom
Road, Danville PA 17821. A private interment will be held at the Odd
Fellow's Cemetery prior to the memorial service. Arrangements were made
through Visneski Funeral Horne 10 W Mahoning Street Danville PA
Contributions in her memory may be made to St. James UCC.