Corene A. Lobeck passed into her heavenly home Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, surrounded by family in her apartment at North Woods Commons. She was born Oct. 19, 1926, in Gideon, Missouri, to Walter E. and Edna Miller. She was married to J. Lowell Downs in 1944. On July 26, 1963, she married Melvin H. Lobeck, who preceded her in death Feb. 11, 2009.
She worked at Delco Electronics as a clerk for 23 years, retiring in 1986. Later she was the secretary at New Fairlawn Church and a receptionist at the Kokomo YWCA.
Corene was an active woman, teaching ballroom dancing in her early years. Hobbies over the years included golf, sewing, crocheting, counted cross-stitch, painting and adult coloring. She enjoyed travel with her husband, Mel, but her favorite trip was to Israel in 1993 with her two daughters, Pat and Debi. She taught Bible study for nearly 30 years with her last class at age 90. She was a member of First Church of the Nazarene.
She is survived by two daughters, Patricia Shrock, Greentown, and Debra (Clyde) Thompson, Gallatin, Tennessee; two stepdaughters, Carolyn Helvie and Kathy Lobeck, both of Kokomo; three granddaughters, Ricque (Kevin) Roberts Adkinson, Sharpsville, Holly (Donnie) Gordon, Hendersonville, Tennessee, Heather (Adam) Yockey, Nashville, Tennessee. Surviving stepgrandchildren are Kristi Whitaker and Kimberly Jefferson, both of Kokomo, and Scotty Lobeck, Tipton; great-grandchildren, Dylan Davis, Sharpsville, Dalton Davis, Sharpsville, and Kara Gordon, Hendersonville, Tennessee; one great-great-granddaughter, Berkeley Anne Boruff, Kokomo; daughter of deceased great-granddaughter Darian Davis; many special nieces, nephews and close friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Mel Lobeck; parents, Walter and Edna Miller; three brothers, Charles Miller, Edward Miller and Meinert "Mac" Miller; one sister, Gwen Maloney; a great-granddaughter, Darian Davis; a stepson, Melvin Lobeck; and and a stepgrandson, Michael Lobeck.
Celebration of her homecoming will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, at Ellers Mortuary Webster Chapel, 3400 S. Webster St., officiated by Pastor David Leeder. Entombment will follow at Sunset Memory Garden, Chapel of Peace. There will be a time of visitation from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, also at the mortuary. You may read Corene's obituary at www.ellersmortuarywebster.com, where you may leave an online condolence for the family.
Published on January 17, 2018