Barbara A. Lohman, 91, a resident of Plains Township, formerly of Kingston, died Saturday, March 23, 2013, in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township. She had previously been a guest at Timber Ridge Nursing Center, Plains Township.
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Mrs. Lohman was born in Glen Richey, daughter of the late Gwilym and Hannah Morris Bevan, and was a graduate of the Class of 1941, Kingston High School. She had worked briefly at Pennsylvania Miller Insurance Co., Wilkes-Barre, and moved to Texas where she married her husband, Robert L. Lohman Sr., at Camp Maxie, Paris, Texas, while he served in the Army during World War II.
She returned to this area and raised her family. Later, she had been employed by the former Bergman's Department Store, Edwardsville, for some time and, prior to her retirement, she had worked at Boscov's Department Store, Wilkes-Barre for several years.
She had been a former member of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Wilkes-Barre, and later, was a member of Grace Episcopal Church, Kingston.
Currently, she had been attending the Plains United Methodist Church with several members of her family. Barbara was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and always enjoyed all kinds of parties and other endeavors, especially at her church. She appreciated animals of all types, and was very fond of her cats over the years.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Lohman Sr.; brother, Arthur Bevan; and sisters, Elizabeth Long, Margaret Bevan and Catherine Schlingman.
Surviving are her daughter, Barbara Tanner and her husband, James, Kingston; sons, Robert L. Lohman Jr., Nanticoke; David W. Lohman and his wife, Rachel, Plains Township; William J. Lohman and his wife, Cheryl, Robesonia; Frederick A. Lohman, Kingston; and John P. Lohman and his wife, Mary Ann, Luzerne; 19 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Plains United Methodist Church, 133 N. Main St., Plains Township, with the Rev. Dr. Paul C. Amara, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Forty Fort Cemetery. Friends may call at the H. Merritt Hughes Funeral Home Inc., a Golden Rule Funeral Home, 451 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Relatives and friends are asked to go directly to the church prior to the service Wednesday.
The family requests that flowers be omitted and that memorial donations, in Mrs. Lohman's name, be made to Plains United Methodist Church, 133 N. Main St., Plains Township, PA 18705; the Luzerne County SPCA, Fox Hill Road, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702, or to a
Published in Citizens' Voice from Mar. 24 to Mar. 25, 2013