Marian Elizabeth Toombs Lenhart, 99, of Saxe, VA. departed life here on earth on Saturday September 9, 2023. Born April 18, 1924, she was the daughter of the late George Russell Toombs and Julia Lipscombe Toombs.

Marian is survived by her four children: Sandra Lenhart  of Richmond, Steve Lenhart of Saxe, Debra (George) Lyle of Richmond, Barry (Tracey) Lenhart of Midlothian; three  grandchildren: Bryce (Jody) Lyle of Richmond, Nicole Lenhart  of Henrico, Kara (Josh) Daniel of Summerville, SC; and four  great-grandchildren: Claire, Benji and Julia Lyle  of Richmond and Natalie Daniel of Summerville, SC; three sisters: Mary Lianos  of Manchester, NH, Joyce Wall of Troy, Ohio and Linda Kersey of Greensboro, NC. She was preceded in death by her husband Gerome Powell Lenhart, brothers: Sturgis, Carl, John, Samuel, David and Jerry Toombs, and sister, Alma Wilson.

Marian spent 74 years of her life on her beloved family farm, Walnut Valley Stock and Poultry Farm where she enjoyed caring for livestock and gardening. Watching things grow brought her great pleasure. Marian was devoted to God, family, church, friends, and neighbors.  Her home was always open to her brothers, sisters, nephews and nieces who spent many summers and holidays frolicking about the farm. She loved to share her love of nature and her love of Jesus.

She cherished her time as the Post Mistress serving the Cullen Community. Marian was also devoted to the Charlotte County American Cancer Society.

The family will receive friends at Browning-Duffer Funeral Home on  Tuesday evening September 12, 2023,  from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  A graveside funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Wednesday, September 13, 2023, at Saxe Cemetery  with a reception to follow at her home. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Keysville Evangelical Church.  The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA is in charge of arrangements.

 

Condolence Messages

  1. Mary H Tucker

    10 September 2023 5 months ago

    Sandra, what a wonderful life your mother enjoyed. I only met her once but just knowing you, I know also she was very special. Sending prayers of comfort for you and your family.

  2. Joan Tuck

    10 September 2023 5 months ago

    Sandra, Steve, Debra, and Barry,

    I am very sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She was a dear Christian lady, good friend to my mother, and wonderful neighbor. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    -Joan Bolton Tuck

  3. Scott Lianos

    11 September 2023 5 months ago

    Barry, Debra, Sandra, and Steve,
    Sorry for your loss. Aunt Marian was a wonderful woman. I remember barbecues at her house and she taught me how to make homemade ice cream. What a perfect photo. It captures her warmth perfectly.
    Love you all!

  4. Chris Lianos

    11 September 2023 5 months ago

    Dear Sandra, Steve, Debra and Barry, our family certainly lost one our greatest treasures this week! Aunt Marian was a blessing to our whole Toombs clan. May the precious memories comfort you as you celebrate a life lived well. She was certainly a blessing in my life!

  5. susan keane

    11 September 2023 5 months ago

    So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing.Sandra and Debra,I see a lot of a family resemblance in her lovely picture.My thoughts and prayers are with you both and sympathy sent to you and your families.

  6. Glenn Lianos

    11 September 2023 5 months ago

    Sandra, Steve, Debra and Barry & families
    So sorry for your loss. Loved Aunt Marian. May her memory be eternal.

  7. Sharon Partridge (Brown)

    11 September 2023 5 months ago

    I am so sorry to hear of Mrs. Lenhart’s passing. She was a wonderful, godly woman and always so kind to my family when my daddy, Melvin Brown, pastored the Keysville EMC. I will keep you in my prayers during this time.

  8. Debbie Atkins Harvey

    11 September 2023 5 months ago

    Dear Debra, Sandra, Steve, and Barry,
    So sorry for your loss. You know God welcomed her with open arms. What a dear, sweet, loving lady she was. I have so many fond memories of being at her house and at church. She was my second mom. Prayers for peace comfort. Love to you all, Debbie

  9. Lindy Nevi

    11 September 2023 5 months ago

    Dear Lenhart cousins. Spending time between Grandma and Grandpa’s farm and Aunt Marian and Uncle Pal’s home place have some of my fondest childhood memories. May you all find peace within the noise. You alls care of your beloved mother was a blessing to her. Xo

  10. Janice Francisco

    11 September 2023 5 months ago

    Sandra, Steve, Debra, Barry- so very sorry to hear of your sweet Mom’s passing. She was just one of the absolute kindest, genuine and sweetest ladies I ever met. She lived a wonderful life and raised a beautiful family. I know y’all will miss her dearly. May you rejoice in the memories of your life together and know she has now joined your Dad and her extended family in heaven. RIP sweet Marion

  11. Denise Atkins Hill

    11 September 2023 5 months ago

    Steve, Sandra, Debra, and Barry,
    I’m so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She was such a sweet, Godly woman and I have many fond memories of her and the EMC church. Sending you love and prayers for peace and comfort.

  12. Lee and Kim Lenhart

    11 September 2023 5 months ago

    Sorry for your loss. Sending our condolences to you all.
    Lee and Kim

  13. Phy Shrieves

    12 September 2023 5 months ago

    Debra , Sandra and family members. So sorry for the loss of your beloved mother. Looks like she lived a full life and now is in the arms of our Lord.

  14. Cheryl Brown Anderson

    12 September 2023 5 months ago

    Mrs. Lenhart is a happy spot in my memories of Keysville EMC. She was such a lovely person, kind to all, generous, strong and witty. She loved others with an unconditional love that was Christlike. Her life was “evidence of God’s love at work in the world.” I truly loved her. I look forward to seeing her someday in heaven. I send my deepest condolences to Debra, Steve, Sandra, Barry and the rest of the family.

  15. Cheryl Brown Anderson

    12 September 2023 5 months ago

    I am so thankful to have known Mrs. Lenhart. She was always kind to me, and my mother, Ruth Brown, considered her a true and faithful friend. Faithful, strong, wise, witty, kind, and true — this is how I remember Mrs. Lenhart. She had a delightful twinkle in her eyes when she laughed! I send my love, prayers, and condolences to Sandra, Steve, Debra, and Barry. We loved your mama.

  16. Vickie Toombs

    12 September 2023 5 months ago

    Sorry for your loss!! I loved Aunt Marion!! She was a very extraordinary woman and such a delight to be around she had a beautiful smile!! God Bless you in your time of sorrow, may God comfort yaw!!She will be greatly missed❤️

  17. Sulane Scruggs

    13 September 2023 5 months ago

    Please accept my sincere empathy in the loss of your mother. I remember Mrs. Lenhart as being a caring and loving person. She always had a smile and a word of kindness for me. I shall always remember her fondly

    .

  18. Sherry Smith Green

    13 September 2023 5 months ago

    So very sorry for your loss. Your mom was one of the sweetest ladies I have ever known in my entire life and some of my fondest memories have been in her home good food and a lot of laughter. I think she smiled all the time! one of my fondest memories is of her and Dorothy Osborne, laughing in church before a wedding was happening she kept winking at me. They were having so much fun. I know she will be missed.

  19. Lisa Harris

    13 September 2023 5 months ago

    Sandra, Steve, Debra, and Barry,
    Our thoughts are with you as you remember and celebrate your Mom’s life. She was an icon in the family and will be missed by many. RIP Aunt Marian. Sending lots of love–Lisa, Jay and girls

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