Lois Jean Lockhart

July 06, 1929 - July 06, 2020

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Thursday, July 09, 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home - Kendallville Chapel


Thursday, July 09, 2:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home - Kendallville Chapel


Lois Jean Lockhart, 91, of Kendallville died Monday, July 6, 2020, on her birthday, at her residence with her family at her side.

She was born July 6, 1929, in Swan Township, Noble County, Indiana, to Robert and Ada (Graber) Cooley.

In May, 1947, she married Don Weirick. He preceded her in death on November 8, 1986. She then married Richard “Dick” Lockhart in June, 1990. He preceded her in death on May 21, 2011.

She did custom sewing and alterations in her home, and later worked at Skinner’s Fabric Store in Kendallville for many years. She also worked at Seamco in Kendallville. She received her real estate license in her late 50’s and worked for Noble Real Estate.

Mrs. Lockhart was a member of the Cedar Lake Church of Christ and attended First Christian Church in Kendallville. She was also a member of Kendallville American Legion Post 2749 Auxiliary.

After her marriage to Dick Lockhart in 1990, the couple travelled the United States on a motorcycle. They also travelled to Europe and Alaska.

Jean enjoyed reading, doing crossword and jigsaw puzzles, cooking, and tending to her flowers. She dearly loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and was a great help to everyone.

Surviving are a daughter, Michele “Shelley” (Ken) Meyer of Kendallville; two stepdaughters, Kathy (Steve) Guinn of Ashley and Linda (Jerry) Engstrand of Hopkinton, New Hampshire; a stepson, Alan (Brenda) Lockhart of Ashley; five grandchildren, Adam (Shannon) Meyer of Kendallville, Sara (Art Donner) Scheurich of Auburn, Kristin (Joshua) Creager of Fort Wayne, Faith (Isais) Santiago of Kendallville, and April (Thomas) Henry of Stillwater, Oklahoma; seven step grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; five step great-grandchildren; two great great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Max (Jan) Peters of Ashley; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by a sister, Beth Brumbaugh.

Funeral services will be Thursday, July 9, 2020, at 2 p.m. at Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville with Pastor Steve Evans and Pastor Mike DiSanto officiating. Burial will follow at Fairfield Cemetery near Corunna.

A live broadcast of the service will be available for viewing on the Young Family Funeral Home
Facebook page Thursday at 2 p.m.

Pallbearers are Josh Creager, Isais Santiago, Art Donner, Adam Meyer, Alan Lockhart, and April Henry.

Calling will be Thursday, July 9, 2020, from 12 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials may be made to the First Christian Church in Kendallville.

View a video tribute after Thursday or share memories and condolences at www.youngfamilyfuneralhome.com

Guest Book

Alanna Coffelt
July 16th, 2020 8:31pm
Auburn IN

Dear Lockhart Family. I was so sad to read of Jean's death. She was in the office recently and I enjoyed talking to her so much. I hope you are all doing okay.. Alanna

John & Carla Mueller
July 9th, 2020 6:24pm
Fort Wayne, IN

Aunt Jean was a very special and active lady. We will miss her! Hugs to all of you. John & Carla

Michael Studebaker
July 9th, 2020 5:31pm

Our family will miss Great Aunt Jean. It was nice seeing her at our Brumbaugh family Christmas gatherings over the last few years. It's helped our children connect a bit more with their past. We recall several conversations with her regarding (her sister) Grandma (Beth) Brumbaugh. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of her family and extended family during this time.

Patricia Lahrman
July 9th, 2020 1:22pm

I had the pleasure of working with Jean at Seamco. So glad we saw each other a while back and got to catch up. So sorry for your loss Shelley. Rest in peace Jean. You will be missed.

Isaias & Kim Santiago
July 8th, 2020 2:17am
West Chicago, IL

We are so sorry for the loss of Grandma! She was a wonderful woman, we are glad we got to meet her.

Sharon Edmonds
July 8th, 2020 12:48am

Shelley, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. She was an awesome Mom. Every time I drive by the house on Diamond St alot of memories of our teen age years come flooding back. Im sure she will be greatly missed.

Janet Root
July 7th, 2020 10:44pm

Jean was a wonderful lady. Sorry Shelly for your loss.

Chris Forrest family
July 7th, 2020 1:41am
Auburn, IN

Aunt Jean demonstrated what it looks like to be a servant of God