Barbara Lohman

Posted Online: June 26, 2014, 11:01 pm
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Barbara T. Lohman, 84, of Ames, Iowa, formerly of Geneseo, passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at Israel Family Hospice House, Ames.
A gathering of friends and family will be 5 to 7 p.m. today at Vandemore Funeral Home in Geneseo. A celebration of life service will be 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 28, at First United Methodist Church, Geneseo. The Rev. Dr. Chris Ritter will officiate. Inurnment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, Geneseo. As per her wishes, cremation rites have been accorded.
Memorials may be directed to: Israel Family Hospice House or William R. Bliss Cancer Center in care of the Mary Greeley Medical Center Foundation at 1111 Duff Avenue, Ames, Iowa 50010. Memorials may also be sent to PEO, Chapter DN, Geneseo, Ill., for Special Projects.
Barbara T. Lohman was born Feb. 3, 1930, in Greenfield, Ill. the daughter of Oscar and Melba Thiebaud. She graduated from Greenfield High School and went onto the University of Illinois, where she lived in the 4H House. Upon graduation, she went into home economics and extension.
She married Dale Feaster and the couple later divorced. Barbara then married Gene Lohman in October of 1991, who preceded her in death in July of 2001. Barbara raised her five children in the Princeton, Ill., and Geneseo area and then in Clinton, Iowa. While living in Princeton, she was also a substitute teacher. While living in Clinton she worked as a librarian at Ashford University before she retired.
Barbara was active in Grace United Methodist Church in Geneseo, PEO, 4H and loved knitting, crossword puzzles, reading, always staying active in her children and grandchildren's lives and finding a little time for travel.
She is survived by her children, Debbie (Dr. Tom) Johnson, Ames, Ken (Laura) Feaster, St. Louis, Bill Feaster, Clinton, Donna Feaster Kearley, Wheaton, Ill. and Alan (Maria) Feaster, Glenview, Ill.; grandchildren, Kristina and Stephanie Johnson, Jenna Saunders, Alex, Brady and Collin Feaster, Eleanor and Pearson Kearley and Sarah and Isabella Feaster; sister, Jane Setlich; brother, Frank (Betty) Thiebaud; sister, Mary Haven; and sister-in-law, Betty Thiebaud Hindeling.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Dale Feaster; brothers, Willard, Bill and Jon Thiebaud.
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