Lenora was married to Robert (Bob) Temple on July 2, 1952 at North Moreland Church in Portsmouth Ohio by Minister Alonzo Ferguson
She was a charter member of Victory Baptist Church in West Portsmouth, Ohio. In 1968, she and her husband Bob opened La Pizzeria in West Portsmouth (later, the name was changed to Lenora’s Mex-Itali Restaurant.) She was a member of the Southern Ohio Restaurant Association and Ohio State Restaurant Association. Then in 1997, she started Union Mills Confectionery in West Portsmouth. In 2002, they sold the restaurant and retired.
Surviving are her husband of 55 years, Robert E. Temple, Sr. of McDermott, OH; daughter, Charity Mucha Whisnant and her husband Charles of Portsmouth; daughter, Debra Temple Blevins of McDermott, OH; and a son, Robert (Rob) E. Temple, Jr. and his wife Ileana, of Lucasville, OH; and her sister, Nelle Sonner and her husband Charles, of Chockawinity, NC; eight grandchildren, Eric Whisnant and his wife, Leslie, of Lexington, KY; Becki Whisnant Robertson of Hutchinson, KS; Randy Blevins of Pickerington, OH; Chad Whisnant of Lexington, KY; Robert (Robby) E. Temple III of McDermott, OH; Kyle Whisnant of Lexington, KY; and Graciela and Carlos Gamboa of Costa Rica; sister-in-law, Pauline Lemaster of Chillicothe, OH; and Brother-in-law, Willard McFarland of Portsmouth, OH.
She was preceded in death by her parents; infant sister, Gladys Rosella; her first husband, Lloyd Mucha; sister, Betty Gullett and her husband, George, Brother R. T. Lemaster; and sister Mae McFarland.
Funeral Services will be 2:00 PM Saturday January 12, 2008, at Victory Baptist Church in West Portsmouth, OH, with Pastor Paul Gibson officiating. Burial will be in Scioto Burial Park at McDermott, OH. Friends may call at the Roger W. Davis Funeral Home in West Portsmouth, OH, o n Friday from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM and at the church from 1:00 PM until the funeral hour. Condolences may be sent to http://www.rogerwdavisfuneralhome.com/
WHAT I BELIEVE LENORA TEMPLE (CHARITY'S MOTHER) KNOWS KNOW IN HEAVEN TODAY.