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Loretta Jean (Crabtree) Tobert


Lewis & Gillum Funeral Homes

202 Maple Ave., Oak Hill, Ohio 45656

(p) 740-682-6696


Loretta Jean (Crabtree) Tobert, age 78, went to be with the Lord on October 19th 2020 at the age 78.

Loretta dedicated her life to her family, friends and church. She was an active member at Trinity Wesleyan Church. Her proudest achievements included raising her kids, and then helping raise her granddaughter, Emilee, and many years of babysitting her other grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, and two very special neighborhood children she also called grandchildren. Loretta enjoyed shopping, having lunch with her sisters, family outings and cooking. She could give an amazing hug, she always knew exactly when it was needed, and what to say to make you feel better. Family and friends were her greatest joys in life, and she cherished them all, they all adored her. Thank you, Loretta, for all you have done and the memories you gave us. We are better, happier people because of you.

“Forget me not. When I am gone, in hearts and prayers I will live on. Be strong, be brave. Dry your tears. Remember all our happy years”. Author unknown.

Loretta is survived by her son, Randy (Sarah) Tobert; daughter, Danielle (Bradley) Paulins; sisters, Priscilla (Arnold) Lahrmer, Donna Boggs and Wanda Waugh; grandchildren, Tierany (TJ) Harper, Taylor (Ariel) Rhea, Jackie (Adam) Jones and Emilee Paulins; five beautiful great grandchildren, and a sixth due in March. Loretta leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews and countless friends.

Loretta is preceded in death by her husband, Emil; son, Emil Jr (Pokey); sister, June Seymore; brother, Ron Crabtree; mother, Lucille and father, Homer Crabtree.

Friends may call Friday, October 23, 2020 from 11-1 PM at the Lewis & Gillum Funeral Home of Oak Hill. Funeral services will immediately follow at 1:00 PM with Pastor Dave Staiger officiating. Burial will follow in Horeb Cemetery. Per CDC guidelines and governor recommendations, everyone is to wear a mask indoors and practice proper social distancing. Online condolences may be sent to


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