Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Linda Kay “Katie” Lehman

Linda Kay “Katie” Lehman, age 72, of Shiloh, died peacefully Friday morning, May 26, 2023 at her home.

Katie was born New Years Day, January 1, 1951 in Willard to the late Lee and Percie (Robinson) Spencer. She had attended Willard Schools until her Junior year when she moved to South Central High School from where she graduated in 1969.

Linda earned her associate degree in nursing from North Central Technical College which was key in propelling her career in the health care field. She began as an EMT for Shiloh Volunteer Ambulance Service, where she was proud to have been on their first run, and then worked as a nurse at Shelby Hospital for several years. Following Shelby Hospital, she became an occupational health nurse at Empire Detroit Steel until ultimately retiring from the Crawford County Kidney Center (CCKC) as a dialysis nurse.

Katie enjoyed reading, gardening, line dancing and two step, and traveling- especially cruises and loved Barbados. She was also a member of the Willard Eagles, Willard Moose, and Shiloh American Legion.

Her family was absolutely and undoubtedly her first priority and it was no secret that she was incredibly proud of them. On September 11, 1993 Katie married her husband of nearly 30 years, Kevin P. Lehman, and he survives. Also surviving are her 3 children: Michael (Kumi) Harris of Shiloh, Shannon (Stephanie Quiles-Ramos) Reynolds of Shiloh, and Chris (Kristine) Reynolds of Las Vegas; 8 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; brother: Chalmer “Duke” Spencer; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. In addition to her parents, Katie was preceded in death by her brother: David P. Spencer; sister: Bess Lewis and infant sister: Anna Ruth Spencer.

Private family graveside services will be held in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Shiloh. Care for Katie and her family is being provided by the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, Ohio 44875. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shiloh American Legion Auxiliary, 4 East Main Street, Shiloh, Ohio 44878.

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Memories & Condolence

  1. Barbara Whisler says:

    Katie, I first met you as a babysitter for Mike. Years passed and we met again. Neighbor to my parents, a visit at the back fence, or at your house, always willing to listen and give good advice. You had an honorary title of Aunt Katie! You treated me like family. I will miss talking with you, and seeing you during the OX Roast. Fly high my friend, you earned it. Rest now, I’m sure your wings are so beautiful. God Bless You and Your Family.

  2. Alice Snyder says:

    Kevin I am so sorry for your loss. Hugs & prayers for you & your family.

  3. Terri Kochheiser says:

    Kevin and family
    So sorry for the loss of Katie. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Jenny Beverage says:

    Kevin and family so sorry to hear about Katie. She was always so nice to us and will be missed by many. She was a wonderful lady.

  5. muriel nmi johnson says:

    So sad to hear Katie has passed away. Condolences to Kevin and family, God Bless!

  6. George and Linda Shepherd says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss, Kevin. You are in our thoughts and prayers. It was sad that the Shiloh Diner closed. We were unable to keep in contact with friends anymore.

  7. Pam says:

    Rest in peace cousin. Praying for your family.

  8. Dale-Sandra Jenney says:

    Kevin and family-Our hearts and thoughts are with you. God Bless.

  9. Dale&Sandra Jenney says:

    Our hearts and thoughts are with you.
    God Bless.

  10. Heather Combs says:

    Rest in glory my beautiful Aunt Katie. You’ve always been a classy, lovely lady. I love you. You will be missed.

  11. Fran and Larry Smith says:

    Duke and the whole family our condolences to you all. Keeping you in our thoughts snd prayers.

  12. Patrick Rinehart says:

    Sorry for your loss Kevin and family. .

  13. Lena sizemore says:

    I am so sorry for the loss of Angie, Mike, and Nita’s aunt Katie. She was the sweetest person she had Christmas dinner for everyone a couple years ago. But she was so family oriented you could tell that she had her family was top priority when Katie Bugg was in the hospital after her accident I spent over an hour with aunt Katie. She was so caring and loving to everyone you will be missed aunt Katie

  14. Trina & Ron Gurney says:

    Kevin and the family I am so sorry for your loss Katie loved eher and my mom are together now in paradi can definitely say I’m. Jealous of the angels I’ll be praying for your family. I’m sending my condolence I love you guys.

  15. Paula Seaman says:

    Kevin, so sorry for your loss! I enjoyed talking with Katie, she was a nice person. Prayers for you and your family.

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