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 1988 L  

    Lind, Mary Zehr;  

Lind, Mary Zehr

Mary Zehr Lind was born July 26, 1910, near Wood River, Neb., to  Peter and Katie Jantzi Zehr.  She died Dec. 2, 1988, in Salem, Ore.,  of an apparent heart attack at the age of 78.

She moved with her family from Nebraska to Albany, Ore., when she  was 8 years old.  She became a member of Fairview (Ore.) Mennonite  Church at about 12 years of age, when she [was] baptized.  At the  time of death, she was a member of Sheridan (Ore.) Mennonite Church.

She was married to Lloyd Lind on Nov. 3, 1929, at the Fairview  Church, with Norman A. Lind performing the ceremony.  The couple  moved from Albany to the Salem area in 1947, where they lived until  May 1988, when they moved to Woodburn [Ore.].

She is survived by her husband, Lloyd; seven daughters, Pauline King  of Salem, [Ore.], Margaret Wyse of Nairobi, Kenya, Helen Thomas of  Charleston, W.V., Ruby Scruggs of Eugene, [Ore.], LaVerne Lind of  Portland, [Ore.], Eilene Snyder of Salem, [Ore.], and Leona Biggs of  Silver Springs, Nev.; seven sons, Clifford of Eugene, [Ore.], Norman  of Grants Pass, [Ore.,], Allen of Goshen, Ind., Kenneth of Portland,  [Ore.,], Glenn of Harrisonville, Mo., Lester of Harman, W.Va., and  Robert of LaGrangeville, N.Y.; a sister, Viola King of Hesston, Kan.;  two brothers, Oliver Zehr of Halsey, [Ore.,], and Ray Zehr of  Hesston, Kan.; 34 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Dec. 7, 1988, at Fairview Mennonite  Church, with interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted and additions in brackets by: Hope Kauffman Lind
From: Mennonite Weekly Review, Newton, KS
January 19, 1989, p. 11

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