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Austra Marie Lennartz

Obituary for Austra Marie Lennartz

July 10, 1957 - May 11, 2018
Oakwood Village, Ohio | Age 60


Austra Marie Lennartz, 60, of Oakwood Village. Beloved daughter of the late Walter and Angeline; dear sister of Jeff (Judith). Passed away on May 11, 2018, of sepsis. She was cared for at Hattie Larlham group home in Oakwood for the past 25 years, following 10 years at Haven Hill Home in Brecksville. Because of Austra, Angeline in the mid-1960s founded Children Forever Classes and Children Forever Haven to provide a special school for mentally retarded children and to provide them with lifelong residential care. In 1982 Angeline also founded Haven Hill Home, the first group home for profoundly retarded adults in Cuyahoga County, which opened in 1983; Austra was a charter member. Haven Hill was later renamed Blossom Hill. Shortly before her mother died in 1993, she was moved to Hattie Larlham due to her declining mobility. Austra especially enjoyed the company of others, visits by her father, playing catch with her brother, chocolate milk, dogs, giving hugs, thumbing through catalogs, and music. She kept a happy and peaceful disposition throughout her life and will be missed. A graveside service for Austra will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery, 14609 Brookpark Rd, Brook Park, OH, on Friday, June 1st at 9:30 a.m. where she will be laid to rest with her parents. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Hattie Larlham Foundation (7996 Darrow Rd, Suite 10, Twinsburg, OH 44087) or Blossom Hill (28700 Center Ridge Road, Westlake, OH 44145). 440-842-7800

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  • Hattie Larlham Foundation
    7996 Darrow Road, Suite 10
    Twinsburg, OH 44087
  • Blossom Hill
    28700 Center Ridge Road
    Westlake , OH 44145

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