Archive for Thursday, May 29, 2003

Martha K. Lefholz-Wittenberg


May 29, 2003

Services for Martha Katherine Lefholz-Wittenberg, 85, Lawrence, were Wednesday, May 28, at St. Paul United Church of Christ, Eudora. Burial was in Eudora Cemetery.

Mrs. Lefholz-Wittenberg died Friday, May 23, 2003, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

She was born Feb. 20, 1918, in Lyndon, the daughter of Martin and Lucie (Maul) Abel.

Mrs. Lefholz-Wittenberg graduated from Eudora High School and attended business college in Kansas City, Mo. She worked at the Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

Mrs. Lefholz-Wittenberg was a lifelong member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Eudora. She also was a member of the Helianthus chapter of Eastern Star, where she had served as matron; Guardian of Jobs Daughters Bethel No. 48; Christian Women's Club, and Meals on Wheels. She volunteered at LMH and for the American Red Cross.

She married Larry Lefholz on Sept. 27, 1941. They later divorced. She married Frank Wittenberg on May 27, 1972. He died Oct. 16, 1974.

Survivors include a daughter, Diane Kennedy, Lawrence; a son, Ron Lefholz, Olathe; a sister, June Thome, Lawrence; four grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

The family suggests memorials to the church, sent in care of the Warren McElwain Mortuary, Lawrence.

Online condolences may be sent to, subject Wittenberg.

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