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Mark Romig Lenning, 65, of Huntington, passed away Sunday, January 28, 2018, at his residence.
Mark was born July 15, 1952, in Charleston, SC, a son of the late George Harold and Annabel Jane Romig Lenning.
He was a graduate of Paul G. Blazer High School in Ashland and Marshall University. He was currently working in the Head Start Program of Southwestern Community Action Council in Huntington and formerly was a teacher of elementary education and an interior designer.
For many years he was active in numerous musical and theater groups at Paul G. Blazer High School, Marshall University, Huntington Community Players, Jenny Wiley State Park Summer Theater, Huntington Museum of Art where he was also a Docent, Huntington Musical Arts Guild and St. Augustine Florida Summer Theater. He was an active and faithful member of First Presbyterian Church Choir.
Mark is survived by one brother and two sisters, J. Eric (Lynn) Lenning of Hilton Head, SC, Kristan Lenning of Lexington, Ky. and Lisa Lenning O'Dell of Cincinnati, OH; a nephew and two nieces, J. Brad (Patty) Lenning of Cincinnati, Blaire Lenning (Drew) Schlosser of Cincinnati, and Megan Karli O'Dell of Charleston, SC; great-nephews, Jaden and Mac; and great-nieces, Izzy and Jamison all of Cincinnati; and his stepmother, Faye B. Lenning of Ashland. Mark also leaves behind his faithful companion of 11 years, Bailey, his Coton de Tulear dog now in foster care.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 10, 2018, at Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary by the Rev. Skip Siebel.
There will be a gathering of family and friends following the memorial service at the funeral home.
Private interment will be in Woodmere Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 1015 5th Ave., Huntington, WV 25701; One by One Animal Advocates, P.O. Box 1032, Ashland, KY 41105; or the organization of one's choice.
Family Guestbook at klingelcarpenter.com.
Published on February 6, 2018
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