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Coleen J. Lenig


February 24, 2008


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.

A 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. 


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