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monologist , writer

Edith Ann Fleming Lessenden, American Writer, monologist ( art: literature)writer, monologist. Recipient Charles Marling award Topeka Symphony Society, 1984; named Kansas Auxilian of Year, 1992. Member National League American Pen Women (Roller award 1985, president Topeka branch 1986-1988, president Kansas chapter 1988-1990, first place Kansas native sons and daus. pioneer story contest 1991, 3d place 1990, 92), Kansas.

Background

Lessenden, Edith Ann Fleming was born on January 21, 1922 in Garden City, Kansas, United States. Daughter of Arthur Milo and Edith Ann (Hambleton) Fleming.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Kansas U., 1946, Master of Arts, 1952.

Career

Editor-writer Medical Auxiliary News, Kansas, 1958—1960, Allegro, Topeka Symphony, 1970—1986. Writer, monologist, public speaker, director musical revues. Organizer, chairman Symphony League, Topeka, 1966—1970.

Board directors, since 1966, Kansas Medical Auxiliary, since 1958. President, 1964—1965. Board directors American Medical Association Auxiliary, 1970—1977.

Fund-raiser, 1973—1975. Regional vice president, 1975—1977. Elderhostel lecturer, 1995.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to various publications.

Religion

The life with Christ has nothing to do with being in a "church" atmosphere for all eternity. God’s salvation involves far more. He is planning to make his children productive, creative, useful, and supremely happy, within an environment of spiritual perfection, health, peace, and love.

Politics

People sometimes argue that involvement in political life involves getting our hands dirty, so is something Christians should avoid. But God is present in everything, including political institutions.

Views

Male and female have common humanity, having equal worth in the eyes of God. The erroneous notion that one gender is superior to another should be rejected.

Membership

Member National League American Pen Women (Roller award 1985, president Topeka branch 1986-1988, president Kansas chapter 1988-1990, first place Kansas native sons and daus. pioneer story contest 1991, 3d place 1990, 92), Kansas. Clubs: Minerva (president 1963-1964), Western sorosis (president 1980-1981).Avocations: French conversation.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Sewing, needlecrafts, reading.

Connections

Married Chester Merral Lessenden, June 1, 1943. Children: Sandra L. Ghent, Marged L. Amend, Eve L. Supica, Mark Charles.

father:
Arthur Milo Fleming

mother:
Edith Ann (Hambleton) Fleming

spouse:
Chester Merral Lessenden

children:
Sandra L. Ghent Lessenden

Marged L. Amend Lessenden

Eve L. Supica Lessenden

Mark Charles Lessenden