PAULINE K. LANE
Pauline Katherine “Penny” Lane, 94, died Friday, March 13, 2009, at the Good Samaritan Center in Liberal.
She was born June 15, 1914, to George and Lydia (Steinle) Herbel on the family farm near Optima, Okla.
She married C.E. “Ed” Lane Dec. 31, 1955, in North Bend, Wash. He died Nov. 1, 1988.
She attended Buffalo, Okla., School and went to Hooker, Okla., High School one year before Optima added a high school from which she graduated in 1933. Penny attended the fall, spring and summer terms at Panhandle A&M College in Goodwell before beginning her teaching career.
After teaching at three other rural schools and earning her degree at Panhandle A&M, she began teaching seventh grade in Hooker in 1941 until 1947. She was one of the first remedial reading teachers, creating her own classroom curriculum in Fall City, Wash. She continued her education through the University of Washington and taught reading in the Snoqualmie School District until her retirement in 1978.
She enjoyed writing and created hundreds of handmade ornaments.
She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Hooker and the Ladies Aid LWML Society.
Survivors include one step-daughter, Wanda Melin and husband, Don, North Bend; four step-grandchildren, Loraine Neal, Snoqualmie, Wash., LeRoy Bergstrom and wife, Laurie, North Bend, Cheryl Engleheart and husband, Bob, Lemoore, Calif., and John Peterson and wife, Janice, Lemoore; eight step-great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Forte and husband, Brian, Michael Dollinter, Brandon Dollinter, Brett Bergstrom, Tyler Bergstrom, Alison Allen and husband, Troy, Erin Engleheart-Castro and Alyssa Melin; five step-great-great-grandchildren, Olivia, Preston, Hayden, Owen and Avery; one sister-in-law, Helen Herbel, Hooker; and many nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by three sisters and their husbands, Viola and Alex Hofferber, Leona and Dave Dorsch and Marie and J.C. Bruton; and one brother, Albert Herbel.
o Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. today at St. John’s Lutheran Church with the Rev. Tom House presiding.
A memorial service will be at a later date in North Bend at Mount Si Lutheran Church.
Burial was at the Lutheran Cemetery at Hooker.
Memorials are suggested to St. John’s Lutheran Church or to a charity of choice in care of Roberts Brothers Funeral Home, P.O Box 745, Hooker, OK 73945.