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Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Lois Ann Beckley Baer

Lois Ann Beckley Baer
Lois Ann Beckley Baer

Lois Ann Beckley Baer, known to many as “Mama Baer”, passed away peacefully on May 23, 2023 at Estelle’s House in Ocala, Florida.

She was born on April 20, 1934 in Dennison, Ohio. She moved to Ocala in 1960 with her late husband Jim and their two daughters Sandra and Karen. After Jim passed away in 1968 she returned to school and became a registered nurse, working for 30 years at Munroe Regional Hospital until her retirement in 1998.

She was preceded in death by her husband James Davis Baer, her parents Floyd and Doris Beckley, her brother, Dick Beckley, sisters, Betty Weber, Gert Watson, and Peg Gram, and her son-in-law Brad Lorensen.

Her greatest joy was her family, who will always remember her as a strong and determined woman.

She leaves behind her two daughters, Sandi Lorensen and Karen (Billy) Bowen, grandchildren, Jimmy (Xochitl) Yongue, Emily (Jonathan) Merritt, and Andrew (Shelby) Bowen, great grandchildren, Haleighann and Brady Merritt, Kaiden and Kira Yongue, Lakelynn, Holden, Lawson, and Hudson Bowen, brother Jack (Lynda) Beckley, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and many cherished friends.

Inurnment will be held at a later date in Urichsville, Ohio.