HOLGATE, Ohio — Lila “Jean” Stober, 90, died Friday evening in her Holgate home surrounded by family.
was born March 15, 1924, to Lloyd and Olive (Holmes) Krofft. Jean
graduated from Ada Local Schools in 1942, and attended Ohio Northern,
Cleveland Institute of Art and Otis College of Art in Los Angeles. On
June 28, 1946, Jean married Earl S. Stober. He preceded her in death on
Dec. 6, 2008. She was a member of the Holgate United Methodist Church,
where she was an organist for over 50 years, Holgate Legion Auxiliary,
past trustee for Holgate Public Library, initial steering committee for
Henry County Hospice, reading tutor at Holgate Elementary, Eastern Star
and Henry County Historical Society. She was a homemaker, as well as
worked in the drafting department at Lima Locomotive Works, and did
bookkeeping for Holgate Implement.
survived by her three sons, Jeffrey, of Holgate, Thomas, of Coldwater,
Michigan, and Mark (Gae Ann), of Oceanside, California; six
grandchildren, Jeremy (Kristi), Nick (Brandi), Nate (Erin), Steve,
Austin and Jennifer (Lance) Westbrook; stepgrandchildren, Nathaniel
(Becky) VonSeggern, Michael (Cristina) VonSeggern, Bree (Rob) Rybka, Eva
VonSeggern, and Lindy (Jon) Diaz; great-grandchildren, Jarrod and Jakob
Stober, and Makenzie Westbrook; and step great-grandchildren, Mason,
Elin and Mackenzie VonSeggern, Olivia ZumMallen and Jeorek Rybka. Jean
was preceded in death by daughters-in-law Judy Stober, Natalie Stober
and Lesley Warwick; and an infant daughter.
Her Farewell Services…
and family will be received in the Zachrich Funeral Home, Holgate, on
Thursday, July 17, 2014, from 2 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., and one hour
prior to the service. The celebration of Jean’s life will be on Friday,
July 18, 2014, at the Holgate United Methodist Church at 10:30 a.m.,
with Reverend Susan St. Peter officiating. Burial will follow in Cole
Cemetery, Florida, Ohio. Contributions made in Jean’s memory can be made
to the Holgate United Methodist Church, Henry County Hospice or a
charity of your choice. Please visit www.ZachrichFuneralHome.com to
leave online condolences.