Ruth Lehman's Christianity Had Feet

Sunday, January 26, 2014
Ruth Lehman
Ruth Lehman

I called her the “Nut Lady”.  Ruth Lehman passed away Saturday. Ruth had retired from Penneys.  Many of us remember going to the Eastgate store and seeing her friendly smile. A dedicated Christian, she worked hard to make Chattanooga a better place to live. 


Ruth spent many weekends at Lovell Field helping her sorority raise money for projects like St.

Jude's Childrens Hospital, the Walter E. Boehm Birth Defects Center and the Ronald McDonald House.


I remember the plane rides at Lovell Field.  They charged you by the pound to ride over the city.  Ruth loved this project. and was always present. 


In recent years Ruth sold pecans and other varieties for the Alpha Beta Chapter of ESA International. She sold hundreds of bags of pecans over the telephone. 


We had so much fun together. She looked forward to being interviewed by members of the media.  I could say so much more about this wonderful lady. She’s now asking the Lord what she can do because that is Ruth Lehman, doing for others.  Her Christianity had feet.

 

Earl Freudenberg


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