FLOWER MOUND, Texas - Verna Jean Lohmar, 86, Flower Mound, formerly of Galesburg, Illinois, died at 6:40 p.m. Thursday, May 21, 2015, at Baylor Regional Medical Center, Grapevine. Jean was born Jan. 20, 1929, in Edwardsville, Illinois, the daughter of John Cyril and Edith Sarah Landolt Drda. She married Donald R. Lohmar on June 4, 1952, in Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Galesburg. He preceded her in death on Dec. 7, 2012. Jean is survived by three sons, John of Rhome, Mark (Carol) of Keller, and Daniel (Julie) of Springfield, Illinois; four daughters, Mary (Jim) Reed of Seffner, Florida, Teresa (Harry) Stripe of Flower Mound, Judy (Michael) Warrick of Little Rock, Arkansas, and Jane (George) Ingersoll of Batavia, Illinois; 17 grandchildren; and five great-granddaughter. She is also survived by two brothers, Linden Drda of Edwardsville and Verlin Drda of Kirkwood, Missouri. Along with her husband, Jean was preceded in death by her parents. Jean was a charter member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church and a member of the Ladies of Mary. She enjoyed quilting and was a member of Piecemaker's Quilt Guild, the American Quilter's Society, the International Quilting Association, and the Land of Lincoln Quilting Association. Jean received her bachelor of science in education from Illinois State University in 1951. She taught school for several years prior to becoming a homemaker. Jean also worked at the Galesburg Sewing Center for 20 years. Visitation was. Thursday, May 28, 2015, at Watson-Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory, Galesburg. Funeral Mass was at 10 a.m. Friday, May 29, 2015, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Rev. Msgr. Ernest Pizzamiglio officiated. Burial was in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Galesburg. Memorials may be made to Costa Catholic Academy, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Catholic Charities, or Habitat for Humanity. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.watsonthomas.com.
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