Lillian Smead Neumann

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Lillian Smead Neumann

November 01, 1916 - December 13, 2018

Lillian Smead Neumann Lillian Smead Neumann, of Ransomville, NY, entered into the presence of her Lord Jesus on December 13, 2018, at Niagara Hospice House. She was born on November 1, 1916, in Buffalo, NY. Lillian was the wife of Laurence Neumann for 76 years. Lillian's late parents were Hartwell W. and Lillian M. Smead.
She was educated at Buffalo State Teachers College and taught grade school at various locations in New York State: Big Flats, Youngstown, and Ransomville at the Harry Stevenson Elementary School where she retired. During her retirement years, she taught in the Ransomville Free Methodist Preschool and Frontier Christian Academy at the Niagara Frontier Bible Church in Lewiston, NY.
She was a longtime dedicated member at the Ransomville Free Methodist Church and the Niagara Frontier Bible Church. She loved to study the Bible and share her insights with people of all ages. Lillian was also a member of the Ransomville Rural Retirees for many years. She loved to be with her six children, 20 grandchildren, 54 great-grandchildren, and nine great-great-grandchildren.
Her favorite longtime vacation spot was Lake Mazinaw in Cloyne, Ontario, where she had sweet memories of sitting around the campfire and singing praises to God as the sound echoed out over the lake at night.
Lillian was predeceased by her husband, Larry; her only brother, Neil Smead; and her son-in-law, Kenneth Hockenberry. She was also the mother of Neil (Cindy), David (Carol), Marcia (Kenneth) Hockenberry, Richard (JoAnn), Mark (Lonnie), and Kelly (Mark) Ritchey. She is survived by two nieces, Sandra Nesbitt and SueAnn Megran; and two nephews, Larry Smead and James Neumann.
There will be no prior visitation. A memorial service will be held at the Niagara Frontier Bible Church on Saturday, January 5, 2019, at 11:00AM. Pastors Richard Gilbert and Tom Broderick will be officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to Niagara Frontier Bible Church, 5287 Bronson Drive, Lewiston, NY 14092 or to Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport, NY 14094.
Published on December 18, 2018
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5287 Bronson Drive, Lewiston, NY, USA


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Miriam (Kinsey) Keung
Jan 10, 2019
I am saddened to hear of your loss. Mrs. Neumann was a great prayer warrior for us, and we will miss her. I always remember her as a faithful, godly woman, one of those who taught me as a child at NFBC. She leaves a wonderful legacy and heritage of faith for her extended family.
Dorothy Reese
Dec 23, 2018
Lillian and Larry were a wonderful couple with a great family. She taught both of my children in elem. school. I loved to call them Mr. and Mrs. Ransomville. Always enjoyed seeing them at Knead the Dough or at their house.
Giovanna Plouffe
Dec 23, 2018
My condolences for your great loss.
Dave & Joyce Kinsey
Dec 22, 2018
We remember Lillian as a dear friend from our years in the Niagara region before we moved to Ontario. Perhaps our best memories were of her playing the organ and singing at Niagara Frontier Bible Church. We loved visiting her and Larry at their home in Ransomville. She is lovingly remembered and will surely be missed.
Amanda Tomaino
Dec 21, 2018
I remember the first time I met Grandma Neumann. When Pastor Rich introduced me to his mother and I said nice to meet you Mrs. Neumann, she immediately corrected me and said call me gramma Neumann. She has a way of making everyone feel right at home. She is a strong prayer warrior, we all have some very big shoes to fill, and was alway anxious for the day she would meet JESUS CHRIST herself. I feel blessed to have known her down here and look foward to seeing her again. PRAISE GOD for gramma Neumann and the love she gave us all.
Natalie Neumann
Dec 21, 2018
I will always remember the first time we met. I was newly engaged to her nephew James Neumann. She took my face in both of her hands and with a beautiful smile said...”You’re who I prayed for”!
The most amazing confirmation of “Welcome to the family” a woman could dream of.
Honored to know and love her these last 17 years.
Scott &LeiLani; Sovereen
Dec 20, 2018
Mai Newman a very Godly woman who I learn to admire real quick. She always had a smile on her face and always willing to help out anybody in need. Our prayers go out to the family we love you all. Hugs
Rick & Janice Ortiz
Dec 20, 2018
She always set a Godly example for us to follow! She was a dear friend for many years.
Karen Magee
Dec 19, 2018
I loved her dearly and she will be sadly missed here on Earth but welcomed by Jesus, friends and family in heaven! I will never forget her last visit to Mazinaw in 1994, singing around the campfire, reading with Alyssa, visiting the beach and feeding chippies!
Dec 18, 2018
She was such a sweet, joyful Lady. Loved her as Teacher. Condolences to the family.