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January 4, 1932 - June 5, 2021
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Mary Martha (Lawrence) Kleman, 89 of Lima, passed away Saturday, June 5, 2021 at the Lima Convalescent Home.
She was born January 4, 1932 in McGuffey, Ohio to Melvin Lawrence and Sarah (Johnson) Lawrence, who both preceded her in death. On April 9, 1951, she married Harold B. Kleman,who preceded her in death on Aug. 7, 2001.
Martha was a member of St. Gerard’s Catholic Church. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, gardening, genealogy, crossword puzzles and playing euchre and rummy. Her favorite entertainers were Elvis and John Wayne. Most of all, Martha loved her family and they loved her.
In addition to her husband of 50 years, she was preceded in death by her son, Steven Kleman; stepfather, Russell Donnal; son-in-law, Rick Mericle; brother, Alvin Donnal and her sisters, Marie Cramer and Dixie Bradley.
Martha is survived by her children, Dolores (Larry) Rupert, Laura (Jerry) Storer, Theresa Mericle, Thomas (Denine) Kleman, Pat (Dan) Magers, Crystal (Shawn) Adkins; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She is also survived by her siblings, Barb Ramlow, Rosie Johns, Russell Lawrence and Don Donnal.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 PM on Friday, June 11, 2021 at CHILES-LAMAN FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES – SHAWNEE CHAPEL with Father Mike Sergi to officiate the service. Burial will be in Gethsemani Cemetery following the service.
Visitation will be from 11:30 AM until the time of the service at the funeral home.
The family requests that memorial gifts be made to Alzheimer’s Disease Research.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.chiles-lamanfh.com.