Barbara Jane (Stelbotsky) Lorris (1937 - 2017)

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Barbara Jane (Stelbotsky) Lorris
AIKEN, SC - Barbara Jane (Stelbotsky) Lorris, age 79, was called to be with the Lord and peacefully passed away on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at her daughter's home in Coraopolis, PA. She was born in Butler, PA on September 9, 1937 to the late Steven and Carolyn (Quashnock) Stelbotsky. She and her husband George made their home in Coraopolis where they raised their four beautiful daughters before retiring to Florence, SC in 1993, and onto Aiken, SC in 2000.
On August 4, 2008, she was predeceased by her one and only true love, her husband of 54 years, George Lorris. In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by her joyful and amazing daughter Joyce Ploy (John) of St. Augustine, FL and infant daughter Kathleen. Beloved mother of Susan Spaniol (Tom Turkovich) of Coraopolis, PA, Ellen Klixbull (Robert) of Tega Cay, SC, and Ann Borres (Leo) of Rock Hill, SC; Most loving grandmother of Kelley Harvey (Michael), Steven Spaniol (Larissa), Nicole Ploy, Kaylee and Kristine Klixbull, and Austin and Brady Borres; Proud great-grandmother of Allyson, Justin, Evelyn and Caroline; Loving sister of Daniel Stelbotsky (Joan) of Aiken, SC; And a wonderful aunt to her nieces and nephews.
Barbara was an avid golfer whose skills would rival most men on the course. Always elegant and beautiful till her death; she loved spending time with her love "Georgie" on the golf course, with cocktails at the country club, with friends and family, or traveling the country... If she was with George she was on top of this world. Out of all she loved, it was her immense love for her family that most defined her life. A true matriarch in every sense, from a devoted wife, most loving mother, and a grandmother who spoiled her grandchildren with nothing but the most love and affection. Her heart so immense, filled with so much joy, that to all who she loved there is no doubt a part of her spirit now living within... and her spirit will carry on for generations to come. For those she left on this earth our hearts are heavy. We find peace knowing you are shining down on us, with that all familiar soft and gentle smile, as you are in the presence of the Lord... at peace with your love once again...
"Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning's hush, I am the swift uplifting rush, Of quiet birds in circled flight, I am the soft stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there... I did not die." - Mary Elizabeth Frye.
A private family burial will take place at Ft. Jackson National Cemetery in Columbia, SC where Barbara's body will once again rest with her beloved husband in eternal peace.
If desired, the family suggests donations in her name to the "" at
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Copeland Funeral Home
867 Fifth Ave
Coraopolis, PA 15108
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Published in The Aiken Standard and North Augusta Star on Jan. 9, 2017
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