Louise Lamneck

Published 9:28 am Tuesday, December 14, 2010

COLUMBUS — Louise Lamneck, 89, of Columbus, passed away peacefully at her residence on Sunday morning, Dec. 12, 2010, with her loving family by her side. Louise was born in Columbus on April 1, 1921, to the late Alvin and Daisy (Blankenship) Harper. She grew up in Kitts Hill and graduated from Kitts Hill High School, class of 1939. After high school, Louise moved to Columbus to go to work for Ranco Corp., and to play women’s basketball. Louise went to Ohio State School of Cosmetology while working at Ranco and became a licensed beautician for more than 60 years. After WWII, she met the late Mr. Robert S. Lamneck, and on June 12, 1946, they married and celebrated more than 57 years together before his passing on Oct. 2, 2004.

She grew up in Kitts Hill and attended Mamre Baptist Church, where she gave her life to Jesus Christ and was baptized. For many years Louise was a member of the Shepherd Church of the Nazarene, and in the past five years she attended the Westphal Baptist Church in Whitehall.

Louise was an avid quilter and gardener, but she was famous to her family and friends for her pies and jams.

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She enjoyed life, and loved to have fun and laugh. “She was the life of the party,” was said by her family.

A beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, and devoted to her faith, she will be missed by all who knew her.

Survivors include her children, Mary Ann (Kerry) Bartman of Waynesville, N.C., Robert A. (Virginia) Lamneck of Ashville and Nancy Jane (William) Schnell of Aurora; grandmother of Kara (Trent) Bartman Hartranft, Nicole Bartman, Tarice Lamneck, Glenn (Amanda) Lamneck, John Lamneck, Mary Beth Schnell and James Schnell; great grandmother of four; sister of Mary Myers of Columbus, Hazel Olenych of Port Charlotte, Fla., Wima Moore, Helen McIntyre, Evelyn Rowe, Glenna Harper and Alvin Harper Jr., all of Kitts Hill.

Family will receive friends at the Schoedinger Northeast Chapel, 1051 E. Johnstown Road, Gahanna, on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m., with an Eastern Star Service at 7 p.m. Services will be held on Thursday at the funeral home with Dr. William Schnell officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Home Reach Hospice, 3595 Olentangy River Road. Columbus, OH, 43214, in her name. Visit www.schoedinger.com to share a story about Louise or to sign an online guest book.