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Marilyn J. Lehman

September 1, 1926 May 18, 2016
Marilyn J. Lehman
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Marilyn J. Lehman, age 89, a resident of Oak Park for over 60 years passed away on May 18, 2016 at the Brookdale of Oak Park where she resided for the past 6 years. Marilyn was born on September 1, 1926 in LaPorte, IN to the late Roscoe and Helen (Good) Moore. She was raised in St. Paul Minnesota and Rockford, IL and received her Bachelor’s degree in Science from Purdue University. She moved to Oak Park in the late 1940’s where she and her husband Ruel raised their three children. She was President of the Oak Park Elementary School Board in the 1970’s and participated in the establishment of the “Middle School” system which promoted racial diversity. She also originated and managed the gift shop at the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio in Oak Park before her retirement. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority, the League of Women Voters and a founder and member of the Elected Women’s Club in Oak Park. Marilyn was also active in the bridge club at Brookdale, the 300 K club and liked to play the piano. She is survived by her husband, Ruel F. Lehman Jr. and her sons Bruce Lehman of Oak Park, Scott Lehman of Forest Park and her daughter Martha (Michael) Cordts of Downers Grove, IL. Other survivors include her granddaughter Allison Cordts of Downers Grove and her brother Robert Moore of Palm Harbor, FL. Besides her parents, she was also preceded in death by her brother Thomas Moore. A Memorial Gathering will be held on Friday May 27 from 3 to 4 p.m. at Brookdale Oak Park, 1111 Ontario, 13th Floor, in Oak Park. In lieu of flowers donations to the Oak Park Public Library ( are appreciated.

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Memorial Gathering




3:00 PM 5/27/2016 3:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 5/27/2016 4:00:00 PM
Brookdale Oak Park

1111 Ontario
Oak Park, IL 60302

Gathering will be on the thirteenth floor.

Brookdale Oak Park
1111 Ontario Oak Park 60302 IL
United States

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Oak Park Public Library

834 Lake St.
Oak Park, IL 60301
834 Lake Street Oak Park, Illinois 60301

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