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Sandusky, OH 44870
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Michael Anne Lenhart

Michael Anne Lenhart, , Sandusky, passed away peacefully at Firelands Regional Medical Center, after a prolonged illness.

She was born in Pittsburgh, PA, and graduated from Shaker Heights High School, Marjorie Webster Junior College and attended Hillsdale College.

She has lived for the past 44 years in Sandusky, and was a great supporter of the city, its past, present, and its future. She assumed many leadership roles in her adopted community, including the Boeckling Board, Sandusky Cultural Center, Old House Guild, Follett House, and especially Sandusky City Schools. She also volunteered at Ontario School, and serving on the School Board as a member and president. Michael participated in Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumni Group, Art Study Group, numerous bridge groups, several leadership roles at Grace Episcopal Church, including several terms on the Vestry and serving as Senior Warden.

Her greatest joy in her life was her family, especially multiple summer family vacations at Martha's Vineyard and the Outer Banks. She nurtured close relationships with family and many friends. She had a signature style, warm smile, and great sense of humor. She was fearless, certain in her beliefs, and would not hesitate to battle, to defend them.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Donald Lenhart, daughters, Christy (Brett) Laggan, Sarah (Mike) Franklin, and son, John (Jessica) Lenhart; grandchildren, Molly, Tyler, and Michael Franklin, Riley and Sam Laggan, and Penelope and Simon Lenhart.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Harriette (Donovan) McElwain; and a granddaughter, Elizabeth Redd Lenhart.

A memorial service is planned for the summer. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Sandusky Education Foundation for the Pool Project, 135 E. Washington Row, Sandusky, OH 44870, or to one's favorite charity.

Toft Funeral Home & Crematory, 2001 Columbus Ave., Sandusky is handling the arrangements.

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