Lora Mae Theobald Amlin, 92, of Piketon, Ohio passed from this life to her eternal home in Heaven on Wednesday October 13, 2021 at her home surrounded by those who adored her. Mae was born June 30, 1929 to the late George and Della I. Everetts Theobald in Waverly, Ohio. She was a graduate of Piketon High School class of 1947. On January 7, 1949 she married her other half Jacob P. Amlin (Jake) who preceded her in death in 2009. They were the loving parents of two daughters, Linda (Jeff) Brewster of Piketon and Tammy Crawford of Piketon. But she would tell you that Jeff Brewster was the best thing to ever happen to her family.
Mae was a “Nana” to 5 grandchildren, Christian (Kyle) Miller, Courtney (Nathan) Childers, Travis Crawford, Brandon Crawford and Bradley Willett. Great grandchildren, Kobe & Kyson Miller, Saydi, Nolan & Jett Childers, and another great grandson, Kendal Miller arriving in January 2022. Also surviving, sister Dorothy Lane, of Washington, and many nieces and nephews.
Mae moved in with Jeff and Linda in 2014 and then the adventure really began. She went to numerous bluegrass festivals, camping, sporting events, fairs, senior citizens events on Wednesdays, she was also a member of Hamman Church and a faithful Bible School volunteer. She also loved bragging on her son-in-law, Jeff, and how proud she was that he followed his calling to preach. She was the best shotgun rider and always up for anything. She was truly the sweetest soul in the world. To know her was to love her. Mae could keep a house better than anyone, sew anything, and made the best mashed potatoes, noodles, and fried chicken. What Mae loved most of all was spending time with her family, cuddling her great grand babies and giving them rides on her walker.
The family would like to thank Mae’s home health aid, Martha Fitzgerald, for taking such good care of her for the past several years. For porch rocking, storytelling and being a true friend. They’d also like to thank, Dr. Sean Stiltner and Adena Pike ER staff for being so kind. The Adena Hospice staff for giving her such special attention especially her hospice nurse, Whitney Obetz, for treating her like her own Nana. God bless you all.
Mae lived a live full of laughter and love. She will be missed but not forgotten. She truly had a life well lived. Her famous words “sometimes you just need to be quiet and listen” we will love and remember forever.
In addition to her her parents and loving husband she was preceded in death by her brothers George Theobald Jr, Cecil Theobald and Lawrence Theobald, her sister, Della Marie and her best friend Betty Brewster.
Private graveside services will be held at Mound Cemetery in Piketon, Ohio.