Jean E. Koba (nee Sargent), 89, of Lorain, passed away Monday, January 21, 2013, at the Kingston Residence of Vermilion. She was born in Columbus, on March 25, 1923, and had been a resident of Lorain since 1946.
Jean was a graduate of Worthington High School and went on to attend both The Ohio State University and the Grant Hospital School of Nursing. She was formerly employed as a receptionist in the Lorain dental practice of her husband, Dr. Raymond J. Koba, D.D.S. Most recently she functioned as a caregiver to family and friends. Mrs. Koba was a parishioner of the Catholic Church of St. Peter and was active as a volunteer and facilitator with the Lorain County Dental Society where she conducted dental education programs in area schools.
She is survived by her son, Raymond Koba, Jr., and his wife, Tammy (nee Green) of Amherst Township; and by her daughter, Susan Koba O’Neil, and her husband, Joe residing in Defiance. She also leaves grandsons, Todd Koba, Brian Koba, Scott Koba, Michael O’Neil, Joe O’Neil, and James O’Neil; along with four great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond J. Koba, D.D.S. in 1968; by her parents, Bernard and Elva (nee Orders) Sargent; and by her sister, Janice Ball.
Visitation will be Thursday, January 24, 2013, from 5 to 7 P.M., in the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway Ave., Lorain. Funeral services will be Friday, January 25, 2013, at 12 Noon, in the funeral chapel with Father James Holmer, officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery.
The family encourages memorial contributions to either the Kingston Residence of Vermilion, 6010 Lake Road, Vermilion, OH 44089 or to the Hospice of the Western Reserve, 14601 Detroit Avenue, Suite 100, Lakewood, OH 44107.