Classification scheme: 
Hist. Mss. 1.210 (s.c.)

Title: Leona Cressman fonds

Dates of creation: 1947-[198-]

Physical description: 1 cm of textual records

Biographical sketch: Leona Cressman was born 25 May 1917 to Joseph and Malinda Weber Cressman in Crossfield, AB. Before the end of World War I the family had moved to Kitchener, ON

She was an active member at Stirling Ave. Mennonite Church, and attended Toronto Bible College in 1943. After her 1946 graduation she negotiated with the General Conference Mennonite Church Commission on Overseas Missions for service in India. She was ordained as a missionary by the church in 1947 and travelled to India the same year. She served for several years, but eye difficulties brought her back to North America for a time. She graduated from Bluffton College in 1953, and in 1955 returned to India to work at Woodstock School where she remained until May 1981. She died 2 December 2010.

Custodial history: Donated to the Mennonite Archives of Ontario by Irvin Manske in 2005.

Scope and contents: The fonds consists of clippings, typescript memories and brochure

Notes: Further information on Leona Cressman can be found in her obituary at

Original archival descrption created 13 September 2005 by Sam Steiner.

File list:

  1. Various photocopied newsclippings about Leona Cressman and typscript memories written by Leona Cressman.
  2. Photocopy of ordination service 9 March 1947


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