Mabel L. Lohr

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202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 9/24/2013 18:00:00

Willard OH 44890 9/25/2013 11:00:00

Mabel L. Lohr died on Friday, September 20, 2013 at the Willows in Willard, Ohio. She was born December 21, 1918 in Willard to the late Ernest and Leona (Dean) Wasson. She graduated from Willard High School in 1936 and graduated from Tiffin Business College. She was employed by the former Autocall in Shelby where she met her future husband, Irvin Lohr. They married in 1939 and soon settled in Willard where they raised their 4 children. Mrs. Lohr was later employed as secretary to the principal(s) at Willard High School from 1953 to 1978. She was a member of Grace Methodist Church where she sang in the choir and belonged to the United Methodist Women. She was also a member of the Business and Professional Women’s club of Willard.
The Lohrs retired to Hilton Head South Carolina in 1978 where they lived for 20 years. While there Mabel belonged to St. Andrews-by-the-Sea Methodist church and its choir. She was a member of the Savory Society, the Country Club of Hilton Head, and the Olde Tyme Madrigal Voices. She played golf, enjoyed water exercise, and especially loved gardening. They returned to Willard in 1998 and Mabel continued to be active in Grace Methodist Church, it’s choir and organizations. She was also a member of the Willard Historical Society.
She is survived by three daughters and one son: Carole Lohr of Alameda, CA; Janet Songer and husband Gene of Willard; Kay Lohr of West Hartford, CT, and Robert Lohr and wife Sue of Raleigh, NC. She leaves five grandchildren, Cliff Songer of Aiken, SC, Michael Songer of Willard, Carole Lohr of Nashville, TN, Clark Lohr and wife, Laurie of Loreto, MN, and George Lohr of Minneapolis, MN. Also surviving are three great-grandchildren in Aiken, SC: Danielle, Jacob, and Alisha Songer. She leaves her older brother, James Wasson and wife Patricia of Hilton Head, SC; step-brother John Giles and wife Connie of Willard, sisters-in-law Jean Lohr of Shelby and Naomi Wasson of Newark, OH; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Irvin Lohr in 2003, sister Margaret Stroup in 2011, and brother Charles Wasson in 2012.
Friends may call at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday at Grace United Methodist Church with Pastors Steve Anderson and Doug Winner officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Willard. Memorial contributions may be made to Grace United Methodist Church of Willard. Online condolences may be made to the family at


Susan Tissue - Oct 12, 2013

Carol,I was saddened to hear of the loss of your mother. Mrs. Lohr was a quiet, soft spoken woman. I worked in the H.S. office with her and she always had kind words for everyone. She also put up with the silly things we used to do. What a wonderful life we had back in the 50’s. I send my sincere sympathy to you all.

Janet Terveen Moore - Sep 24, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with the Lohr family. Your mom and my mom were friends for a very long time…now they will be again in heaven. I know the loss is hard but what a long and wonderful life your mom had…she looked wonderful when I saw her at mom’s funeral. May God bless everyone.

Roger and Janet Hines - Sep 23, 2013

Our deepest sympathy to all of the Lohr family. Such a kind lady and she will be truly missed. Eternal rest for her and prayers for peace and comfort for all of you.

Carl Felver - Sep 23, 2013

Please accept my sympathy on the passing of your mother. I remember when you and your mother visited the funeral home when my dad passed away and it was very much appreciated. Please pass this note to the remainder of your family.
Carl Felver

Naomi Wasson - Sep 23, 2013

My prayers go out to you all at this time of your Mother’s passing. I will always recall her smile and gentle words. She was a dear Sister and I know she walks with the Lord today in that beautiful Garden of Peace. May each of you find peace knowing this. Go with God. Love Aunt Naomi

Carolyn Howell Ruckman - Sep 22, 2013

My condolences to the Lohr family. I worked with Mrs. Lohr in the high school office during my senior year. She was a wonderful lady and a gentle spirit. I can still see her scurrying down the halls of WHS and singing in the Methodist choir at church. Her niece also was married to my brother, so we had a bit of a family connection as well.

WHS Class of 1961 - Sep 22, 2013

Our prayers and thoughts go out to the Lohr family in the loss of their loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Mabel. She was truly a great lady and Willard High School was better because of the role she played there. We were blessed to have her attend our 45th class reunion and we are thankful for the memories we have of this truly wonderful lady.

Paul Felver - Sep 22, 2013

To all of the family,
Mabel was a wonderful lady. We will always cherish her memory. The community and school benefited greatly from her presence and personal attention as did the church. My thought go out to all of you.
Paul Felver

Rita (Reed) Faidley - Sep 22, 2013

So sorry to hear of Mrs. Lohrs passing. Remember how sweet she was..can hear that oh so gentle voice of hers as I type this.
She will be missed by her family and friends. Sending Prayers out to all of them.

Margaret Drury - Sep 22, 2013

To: Carol, Janet, Kay, Bob and families
From: The Drury’s
We all enjoyed having you as next-door neighbors, and we all enjoyed having your mom as the secretary at Willard High School.
Those were good days!!!!!! Mabel was a lovely, lovely lady, full of goodness and sweetness. I know you will miss her. May our good Lord FILL each of you with His peace.

Susan Klein - Sep 22, 2013

Sincere Condolences to all the Lohr family. I have many wonderful memories of Mrs. Lohr at Willard High School. As a high school friend of Kay, we had many great times at the Lohr home. May the peace of God be with you all!

Bob Ayres - Sep 21, 2013

It’s sad to hear the news about Mabel. She was a wonderful lady who I had the pleasure to know from church and my school days. She will be missed by many.
May God grant your family peace during this difficult time, and fond memories in the years to come.
Bob Ayres

Jim and Melissa Shumaker - Sep 20, 2013

Aunt Mabel was a wonderful gentle lady. She will be missed by all who knew her. Prayers of comfort to all of her family, my cousins.

Jolynn Ware - Sep 20, 2013

My love and prayers to Mabel’s family . What happy memories I have of sharing her daughter,Kay , as a fantastic friend . I remember her as a loving wife and mother and also as a secretary at the high school.She had such a sweet gentle soul and showed kindness to others. What more could one ask of another human being. Hugs to each of you.

Sarah and Jerry Anderson - Sep 20, 2013

Aunt Mabel always was a joy to visit. Whether in Willard or in SC she was always a kind and joyful hostess. She will be missed by her family and friends! May the Peace of God be with you!